You know what I like about spring and summer? Fruit. And berries. Golly, is there anything better than a nice juicy and fruity dessert with a scoop of ice cream on top?
Nope, there is not.
I made homemade blackberry jam. It’s basically the same easy recipe as the strawberry jam I gave you, with a few measurement tweaks. I’ll post the recipe at the end. You don’t have to make your own jam if you don’t want to, just buy your favorite at the store.
You know what else I like about summer? New seasons of TV shows on HBO and AMC. Yes, that’s right. I like TV. I am an unashamed watcher of Pay-TV series. We just finished up Game of Thrones and The Killing tonight, and I’m looking forward to new seasons of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Breaking Bad and Boardwalk Empire.
I just watched the preview of True Blood on HBO. And all I can say is that I didn’t think that show could get any more ridiculous. But it can. Oh yes. It really can, and did.
But I’m such an idiot that I’ll probably watch it anyway. And bitch about how ridiculous it is the whole hour.
Maybe if I make a jam tart the show will seem better.
The most complicated part of this whole project is making pastry fringe. You fold the other piece in half lengthwise, then cut the fringe–not going all the way through of course.
Right now I’m watching Treme–what do you think? I think maybe it’s not as good as last season and that Davis is as annoying as ever. But it’s interesting how many famous people are in the cast (besides actors I mean). So many famous chefs! All I can say about that is that now we know why they are chefs and not actors by trade.
This little old tart is so dang easy to make that even one of those stupid witchy fairies from True Blood could make it. Or Davis from Treme. That moron could probably make it too.
So that doesn’t give you any excuse, you’ll have to make it. ‘Cause I know my readers ain’t no morons.
You won’t regret losing the 10 minutes it takes to put it together.
Plop a scoop of vanilla on top and turn on the tube. I’m sure there’s some crappy and/or good Pay-TV you can watch.