This week I have been working on a few things in and out of the kitchen. I’ve been staying busy with freelance graphic design work, purging my overwhelming beauty collection, attempting to motivate myself to workout, all while trying to eat right and cook for myself. It’s been a journey, and I think once I have my healthy routine on-lock and find something that works best for me, I’ll manage to share that journey with you as well.
In the meantime, I thought I would share just a few things I’ve worked up this week in the kitchen in an attempt to clean out the fridge, while making new delicious meals. My Pinterest game was on fire this week.
I made jam for first time in my life. Jam. While my grandma has taught me many things about cooking, they normally entailed ‘a dash of this, a dash of that’ in chili or that one year we forgot to add sugar to the pumpkin pie. Never forget the sugar in the pumpkin pie. Ever.
Anyways, I made jam because I had a surplus of figs from a spontaneous CostCo purchase in which I thought, ‘Brilliant Becca, make something new and interesting with figs, a fruit you never have eaten in your life.’ Brilliant, self. They sat unused in my fridge until it got to the point where there was no turning back. As an avid watcher of the Chew (because I’m a stay-at-home mom with no kids), I channeled my inner Carla Hall, and found an easy recipe for at home jam.
This combination of figs, sugar, strawberry Jell-O (I used Raspberry because it was on hand), lemon juice and citrus zest made this a simple one pot experiment that I immediately jarred and refrigerated. My toast got excited seeing its future breakfast counterpart.