From 1927: Strawberry Jam


Is there anything more comforting than homemade strawberry jam? Maybe. But, it’s definitely in the running for one of the most comforting things to me. It’s up there with hot tea, chicken noodle soup, and mashed potatoes and gravy. And, of course, I’m just talking about the food category. There are lots of other comforting things I enjoy in other categories! So, why am I talking about comforts? I start my PhD program today… well, I start classes today. I had my orientation yesterday. But, the point is I am NERVOUS.

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From 1855: Cherry Jam


Usually, I would tell you a little bit about the history going on around 1855 for this post. But (spoiler alert), I have another 1855 post coming up soon, so I think I might just reflect here for a bit. I hope you don’t mind. My husband and I have lived in Boston for a few months now. We’re originally from Pittsburgh, but we lived in Florida for nearly the last five years. So, coming back to the northeast after all of that time has been like getting to know all of my favorite things all over again.

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