But there have been a few things that have caused him to admit that it might not be such a crazy idea. Such as
1. The teensy little checks that BlogHerAds sends me for my paid advertising. Husband likes any check regardless of size.Anywhoo, about our jam.
2. When I came home one day and reported "I had lunch with one of my favorite bloggers and her husband! I really like them a lot! They live in Colorado and said we can come and visit them to ski!"
3. The fresh fig and strawberry jam recipe from Mary Coleman's blog. It is insane stuff and very possibly the best jam I have ever made, and I've made a lot. She up to all sorts of tasty stuff—drop by and see for yourself.
She used green figs; I used black missions.
We both found some excellent small organic strawberries (so much better than the ginormous overwatered supermarket ones).
The recipe also calls for vanilla sugar, which thanks to my blogger friend Jen, I have! Jen sent me a bunch vanilla beans, and one of the things I have done with them is keep a bean in my baker's sugar. More on what I'm doing with the rest of them coming up!
What I think really gives this jam a unique taste are two other ingredients that I never would have thought to put in fig jam: orange zest and Bailey's Irish Cream.