Max, over at My Roman Apartment challenged herself back in January, to 52 weeks, 52 jams. That's right, she's been making a different type of jam every week, and all with free fruit to boot! She's letting the rest of us slackers who manage to preserve a few things a year join in and brag about our exploits too. I signed up, with my usual plans for food preservation in mind. I wasn't expecting to actually post on it this early in the season.
One of Max's first jams of the year, a lemon marmalade, sounded intriguing. However, I don't live in a land of citrus trees, so I didn't think I'd get a chance to try it out myself. Then my grocery store surprised me with two packs of lemons on the cheap rack, 6 for 99¢. I bought them both, and I made my first batch of lemon marmalade.
here. Just lemons, sugar, and water.
Instant sense of accomplishment! Food storage in June for the winter ahead.
I also picked my first batch of rhubarb for the season, which will be combined with a bunch of bad apples for a rhubarb apple sauce tomorrow. I may freeze some, depending on how much apple can be salvaged. I've never had good luck with canning applesauce- probably one of those things that requires a pressure canner.
5 more spears of asparagus, for a total of 10.
2 juice cartons of eggs in the freezer for next winter, about 30 each, although I must admit I lost count.