Saturday, October 11, 2008

Black Currant Jam from Norway!

This week I received a fabulous package in the mail from Siri of Transplanted Baker. Siri sent me some gorgeous and delicious black currant jam. I don't think I've ever had a non-dried currant before and I can honestly say I love this jam. It's almost a molassesy tasting fruity jam. And it's absolutely delicious on Zingerman's farm bread. Which I also love and pick up pretty much every single time I go anywhere close to Ann Arbor.

Siri also sent me a Norwegian candy bar, but I have no photos because I ate it immediately and oh my it was delicious too! It was a Kvikklunsj and it was like a Kit Kat, except it was so much better it was almost not in the same category.

So why am I the lucky recipient of the jam? Well it was Molly at Batter Splattered's Jam and Jelly exchange. This was a totally fun event. Megan over at Megan's Cooking got the jam I sent just in time for her birthday. Hooray! Go check out Transplanted Baker and Megan's Cooking and Batter Splattered. This was a fun way to get to "meet" new bloggers! And try new jam in the process!

And just in case you wanted to know what it feel likes to be a total math geek, go to your local college campus and carry a poster like this around for a while.
Anyone know a good way of getting kids to spell SOHCAHTOA without using Some Old Hippie Caught Another Hippie Toking On Acid? I'm aiming it at 9th graders for crying out loud.

8 comments:

Megan said...

Your jam looks wonderful. And how fun to get the bonus, a candy bar! :) I loved this event and I'm for sure in next year! Thank you for the jam you sent. I've only tried the ginger plum so far and I loved it. In fact, I store it at the back of the fridge so I dont have to share. I'll tell the little family I opened it when it's almost gone. :) Sneaky!

the cheap chick said...

Is it wrong of me that I think your current memory technique is totally appropriate for kids? Does that make me bad person?

Kitt said...

Six old horses climb a happy trail of apples.

OK, lame, but less likely to lead ninth-graders astray.

Peabody said...

Yum, that sounds very tasty. I have only had black currants once and they were lovely.

Misty said...

Another lame one that I used:

Some old horse caught another horse taking oats away...

glamah16 said...

What a fun event. Thta jam sounds delicious.

Deborah said...

I wish I would have taken part in this event - how fun!

Siri said...

You're Welcome! I just remembered to check in on your site to make sure you got your jam.....and here it is! I'm really glad you liked it, but even more glad that it arrived in one piece. I was starting to doubt my wrapping, especially since it was going overseas. Talk to you later, Siri