A flat of strawberries
from Ogle's Strawberry Patch
is made into
the most luscious strawberry jam in the world
A small batch jam maker, I.
Five cups of berries, five cups of sugar
Two jars of jam and a small jar of strawberry syrup.
There's only one reason for making strawberry jam.
It isn't the breakfast toast!
For the spring that we lived in rural England
We would often stop for tea
in quaint tea rooms like this one at Moreton-In Marsh
Where they served the perfect English cream tea
Which we enjoyed this afternoon at Linderhof
for half past three is always tea time
With lace tablecloth and blue and white transfer ware
it's as charming as any of the little tea shops we visited in England
With a bowl of cream (sham cream -- alas, cream only whipped not clotted)
and the homemade strawberry jam
All we needed was a pot of tea and a scone
Said scone to be split
And then slathered in cream
And topped with strawberry jam
It's been a dreary day on the prairie
And the sun has just come out
but it looks like more rain
It's been a day of cleaning and laundry
And certainly a treat at tea time was most welcome!