Post 1484: A gift comes in the mail!

What’s up, Andy? Andy has a challenge to meet, but it requires some strategic thinking! He heard someone make noises outside the front door, and it turned out to be the USPS delivery person leaving a box! 

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He tried to get into the box, of course, even put his front paws inside it before he decided it wouldn’t work for a kitty of his size. (I think it would, but I’m not Andy!)

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Since he couldn’t get satisfaction with the box, he came over to me (see the foot?) to get some loving. After some nice “scritches”, I gave Andy kitty treats. He soon forgot the box.

But I didn’t! It held three jars of homemade jams made by my friend Deborah!

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Peach-hot pepper, rhubarb-ginger, and blueberry-ginger jams from Maine! I could eat them on just about any type bread, but scones seems like the best bet. I bought the missing ingredients I needed to make the recipe in the morning, knowing the jams were on the way. Not a moment too soon!

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Couldn’t wait! I had toasted English muffins with the peach-hot pepper jam for breakfast. Yum!  I’m saving the rest for those scones.

Thanks, Deborah! Andy may be disappointed with the box, but I enjoyed your peach-hot pepper jam a lot!

 

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25 thoughts on “Post 1484: A gift comes in the mail!

  1. Your friend must be a great jam maker. So many jams are so sweet it’s almost painful but her flavor combinations would make a great balance. I must confess to jam envy!

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    • I’m holding off on opening the two remaining jars till I make scones, but the addition of ginger should help moderate the sweetness. The peach jam was a nice balance of “peachiness” with a little zip from the hot pepper. I liked it a lot! I have a problem with things that are too sweet. Sweetness tends to overpower the fruit too often.

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  2. Homemade jam and precious jams ! deborah is a kind friend .
    I imagine you tasting the peach hot pepper jam with English muffin. But what do we drink with this ?
    About the box , perhaps Andy hoped a more comfortable one . Spoiled Andy! 🙂
    In friendship
    Michel

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    • She told me she follows you, incidentally. I think she reads you on Facebook. She is fluent in French, and is a Francophile. And, yes, she is very thoughtful and kind!

      The peach-hot pepper wasn’t hot-hot, just hot enough that there was a slight tingle on the tongue, enough so you knew it wasn’t plain peach! I found it just right! I drank black coffee with it. I like my coffee strong and plain, thanks to learning to drink coffee in Germany.

      Andy hadn’t given up on the box. I kept finding it tipped over on its side. I then folded the flaps in because I knew some kitty (probably Andy!) was trying to get in, but the flaps were in the way.

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