Starberries are pretty much my favorite fruit. It makes me happy when its warm outside because that means its berry season! I walked to the Farmer's Market near my house and picked up 6 baskets of these wonderful berries. I placed them on a cookie sheet a put them in the freezer for a few hours until they were hard. Then pried them off and stored them in a freezer bag to make fruit drinks and add them to breakfast for the next few months. What could be better on a November morning with my oatmeal? YUM!
Labor day weekend was a three day weekend for me so my friend Janine and u decided to do some jam making. For the last few years I have been wanting to jam but never had the time or space. It helped that someone wanted to do the same! So we made a plan Saturday we went to the local Farmers market and found some really good fruit. We found some delicious peaches that needed a few more days to ripe so on Monday we started the process. It turns out that my husband and I went to Sonoma for the night before with a few friends I ended up drinking a little too much wine and was not 100% the next day. Funny Janine was the same! We had 30 brand new mason jars that were ready for their sterilization bath and about 4 pounds if zucchini, 10 pounds of strawberries,blackberries, and raspberries. We made a sweet and sour pickled zucchini, mixed berry jam, and a peach rosemary pepper jam.