Packaged with Love makes it Extra Sweet

September 28, 2010

I cannot resist little old ladies selling their jam at markets or fundraisers. Their honest, affectionate smiles and coiffed silver curls lure me in, and I am lucky if I don’t emerge with a whole car-full of homemade goodies.

Breakfast on this fine Tuesday morning featured two recent purchases, which were made when I most recently fell (willing)victim to some sweet, heavily rose-fragranced nannas.

I appreciate how our nannas always take pride in their appearance. They even make the effort to dress their jams in such fine, attractive hats! It is always important to present yourself well 🙂

Let me present…Wholemeal English Muffins with Raspberry and Apricot Jam, and a Mango Strawberry Smoothie

A warm and sweet nanna hug combined with a kiss of summer fruit sunshine…and I’m ready to start my day. I hope you all have a sweet Tuesday.

Heidi xo
  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) September 28, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    oooh I know what you mean about the lure of homemade jam! My cupboard is full of them!

  • Maggie @ Say Yes to Salad September 28, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    I love the pictures in this post! So pretty 🙂

  • Harriet September 28, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Yeah, the pictures are adorable. I like the way one muffin looks like it's eating the other. 🙂

  • Anna Johnston September 29, 2010 at 7:33 am

    I can't resist little old ladies selling jams & preserves…, some of the absolute best preserves I've eaten have come via this route, I've even gone back to some stalls attempting to bond with said little old ladies to get the recipes 🙂 they are usually generous & feel quite honoured to share, but every now'n then you come across a steely eyed old bird who has a glint in her eye & makes you work for it 🙂 Think I love the stalking preserve stalls just as much as the jams.
    The raspberry jam photo looks wonderful.

  • Heidi September 29, 2010 at 8:04 am

    Thanks Lisa, Maggie and Harriet for the photo love. I did like the way the muffins were eating each other. or hugging. 🙂

    hehe, "steely eyed old bird" – love it, Anna. very true. I must try to bond next time, happy to work for it 🙂

  • Iron Chef Shellie September 29, 2010 at 10:32 am

    mmmm I love home made jam too! my favorite is strawberry with chunks of strawberry 🙂

  • Kath (Eating for Living) September 29, 2010 at 10:39 am

    I love when jam glasses are dressed in lovely little pieces of cloth! And mmmmmhhhh, raspberry jam! That one elicits memories of childhood summers!

  • Phuoc'n Delicious September 29, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Old ladies are adorable. I would love to make jams one day but I'm worried about the sterilising process 😛

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella September 29, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Oh yes nanna's jams are hard to resist aren't they! I can never say no 😛

  • Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets September 30, 2010 at 2:55 am

    Aw these are too cute. And I have an oddly strong love of jams :). My boyfriend's grandma made us some lovely peach jam this summer and it was the sweetest thing.

  • Indonesia Eats September 30, 2010 at 3:26 am

    I love homemade jam. A friend gave me a saskatoon berry jam last year. I kept it in the fridge and still good up to this moment.

  • Heidi September 30, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Good to know that nanna jams get lots of love 🙂

    Indonesia Eats, I just had to google saskatoon berries to find out what they were 🙂 Yum! I do love exotic jams and fun combinations. I need to get a bigger jam collection, I think.

  • Celeste @ Berrytravels September 30, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Oh I know exactly what you mean! I have cupboards full of home made jam and chutneys and relishes because I can never say no to them all.

  • Indonesia Eats September 30, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Heidi, thanks for visiting my blog. Here is my post about Saskatoon Berry.

  • grace September 30, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    i have such respect for anyone who makes jam–it can be a tedious and messy process, but well worth the trouble, clearly! i love the colors of the fruits chosen here–the nannas done good. 🙂