When the Browns happily discover that their three apricot trees have produced a bumper crop this year, Martin and Sylvia come to help harvest and make apricot jam. While preparing the apricots Mrs. Brown invites brother and sister to describe the complex taste of apricots using poetry.
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Sparkle Kitchen: Jam Poetry
Good jam can be a bit like good poetry, can’t it?
Sparkle Kitchen: Blueberry Jam
So named because it must be kept in cold storage, “fridge jam” leaves out the last step in traditional canning — the boiling water bath to seal the jar. Further, because you’re keeping the jam cold, you can also play a bit faster and looser with the ingredients without worrying about things like acidity and botulism.