Strawberry Jam

Silly me. I must have misread the label on the strawberry plants I bought last month. I thought I was buying a variety called Ozark Beauty. Instead, I must have bought some called ANT FOOD, by mistake. Good thing there’s a strawberry farm in nearby Cabot, Arkansas, that grows lusciously sweet fruit, red-ripe to the…

Raves and Faves 11

Happy endings. Here’s my daughter’s dog, Kai. We’re on our first walk together. It might be his first walk ever, since he’s a Siberian Husky shelter rescue with a dicey prior life. We started off well, albeit a little fast, and I felt confident enough to take a picture. Then I put my phone back…

Half-a-Pound Cake with Fresh Strawberries

I bought two flats (total weight, about 10 pounds) of strawberries earlier this month so that I could make preserves. It’s not a cost-saving measure to make my own. Ounce for ounce, just about any jar of strawberry jam at a grocery store is much cheaper. But store-bought jam doesn’t taste remotely like what you…