Just finished making eight jars of Thimbleberry Jam, an Upper Peninsula epicurean delight well known in these parts. They were picked in August and frozen until this holiday season - when it seemed like a good time for jam making. Thimbleberries are uniquely both tart and sweet and surely a gift of this rocky wilderness. Sitting here enjoying my coffee and muffin in -10 F temps, while reflecting on picking these delicate berries about ten miles north of the farm, near Lake Superior (and being pestered by mosquitoes and black flies in early August).
“A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.”
― Carl Reiner