Good morning everyone!
I hope you all had a lovely Mother’s Day weekend and now your energy is fully charged, instead of feeling Monday blue haha!
So again, I’ll talk about loquats…as I sometimes talk about it, my apartment got 5 loquat trees and my landlord approved me taking “as many as I can,” so here I am! Even though it’s the fact that eating them fresh is the best way to enjoy them, we just can’t finish them. I don’t want to waste them, so let’s make some jam!
Ready to check how I made it? Let’s cook!
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- 200g loquat with seeds without skin and seeds
- 100g sugar
- ¼ cup water
- A splash of lemon juice or sprinkle of citric acid
- Combine loquat, sugar, and water in a saucepan and bring it to boil.
- When the contents start to boil, reduce heat to medium low and keep simmering until the liquid is reduced and its texture gets nice and thick like nectar.
- Let it cool and transfer the jam to a glass jar.
- Make sure your glass jar is CLEAN! To sterilize the jar, I rub it with vodka and air dry it completely before I put the cooled down jam. If you prefer, you can sanitize it with hot water too or use a fancy sterilizing gadget(I’m interested in this gadget to try once)
- How to enjoy jam – spread on your morning toast, drop a teaspoon of jam in your morning tea, add in your yogurt parfait…the choice is unlimited!
My breakfast got a level up with my jam made with in-season, wild(I’d call the loquat this way since I don’t see anyone watered them or fertilized them) loquats harvested by me and transformed into sweet yummy jam made from scratch!
If you have extra fruits that you don’t think you can’t finish while they’re still fresh, making a jam/preserve is probably the best way! It’s the berry season so you might have a chance to make berry jams. Play with what you got and enjoy your morning energy boost!
<Another Unique Holiday Today>
So today is National Lost Sock Memorial Day. As soon as I knew there was this unique national holiday coming up, I was reminded of what my dinner buddy told me the other day.
When he used to take care of his own laundry when he was still a college student, his pair of socks was no longer a pair when he took them out from a washer or dryer. He said it magically happened whenever he did the laundry, and it occurs not only to him but a lot of people. He was very enthusiastic about telling me how it happens misterically, but unfortunately it didn’t sound familiar to me. I always found the socks as a pair, and even though some brands released special tools to make it stop the socks from being taken apart while they’re washed, I’m sure I’d never buy these tools simply because I don’t need it.
Instead of a sock disappearing, what “magically” happens to our laundry is I always find a sock that is supposed to be in the laundry hamper but being found 2 inches too far from it. Which one of the stories do you find familiar? I’d love to hear your tips haha!
<Other Breakfast Ideas>
Filling good! Breakfast Burrito
If you want “wow” or a little surprise! April Fool’s Breakfast Special
Refreshing quick healthy breakfast! Yogurt & Acai Smoothie Bowl
Enjoy home cooking and your own creation of homemade food:)