I know, it’s February, but I cannot wait for summer! There is just something about the thought of pulling a red, ripe raspberry off the bushes that brings back memories every year. It is as if one can taste summer in that little fruit. There are probably hundreds of reasons why summer is my favorite season, but fresh fruits and veggies tops the list. While I never learned to can (maybe this is the year), watching mom make raspberry jam from berries I had just picked was one of my favorite things growing up. The pop-pop-pop as the jars sealed was always fun to listen for. Mom’s jam was so good, we’d even put it over vanilla ice cream as topping.
Loving this Ohm bead, and all the canning memories it stirs. From tomatoes that lasted well into April, to raspberry and other fruit jams, to even drinking lemonade from a mason jar, nostalgia has hit me this month! Finding my unicorn, raspberry Lularoe leggings… that topped off February. Now, bring on Spring, bring on Summer… I am drooling for warm, ripe, fresh fruit!