Wednesday, July 17, 2013
My friend Kristina makes the most awesome soaps! Local, organic, delicious Busy Bea Soaps. They come in every shape and scent and are simple delectable. Hannah and I love to make jams from Thompson Farms' spray-free local berries. We whip it all together with great joy and excitement. I appreciate learning from a good friend several years ago how to make jam and now change it up to suite my own preferences. We now use Pomona Pectin, the pectin recipe, a variety of berries, and local honey for our jams. And when they come out runny, we label it as "syrup." Hannah and I usually spend much of the summer crafting holiday gifts for friends. With jam on our minds, we've struck a deal with our soap-loving friend Kristina to swap goods, so our family may give the gift of soap and jam. Swapping is a sweet deal, and friendship makes it even more delicious.