Strawberry Jam

I want to talk to you today about something I like to call “Reserving the Right.”

See, I find it to be a clause which allows me to do/say/be anything I want by simply stating “I reserve the right…!” in a very grand, moderately offensive British accent.

It’s my equivalent of “With all do respect…” (you know, those asshats that say “with all due respect” followed by something completely un-respectful. yea. those asshats.)

So this year, I am working to reserve all the rights. I am really coming into my own, unapologetic-ally, and loving myself for my quirks.

What exactly am I reserving?

I reserve the right to read until 2 in the morning if the book is really good.

I reserve the right to take a long lunch with a rekindled friend.

I reserve the right to run my fingers through my husband’s perfectly coiffed hair.

I reserve the right to drink really good wine any day of the week, at any time, without feeling guilty.

I reserve the right to stop blaming my period when I cry at commercials.

I reserve the right to hot glue or spray paint anything I want.

I reserve the right to love recklessly, without abandon.

I reserve the right to eat a breakfast completely devoid of any nutritional value, because strawberries are in season.

I reserve the right to be me. Loud, obnoxious, loving, overwhelmingly Type -A me.

To celebrate, I give you a proper breakfast of Biscuits, Strawhburry Jam, and Cream.

Strawberry Jam

By Whitney, June 18, 2012

Strawberry Jam

A proper English breakfast.



Combine the all ingredients in a saucepan and cook over very low heat for 2 hours, until thick and the strawberries are macerated. Store in pint jars and keep refrigerated. Serve with biscuits and heavy whipping cream.



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Whitney is the Founder of Whit's Amuse Bouche, a nationally recognized food and humor blog. When she's not in the kitchen, you can find her with a glass of california cabernet in one hand and a hot glue gun in the other. She prefers sweat pants to real ones. View all posts by Whitney →

2 Responses to Strawberry Jam

  1. I truly crave strawberry preserves!!!
    My granny’s both made them…
    I remember the jars…
    I want to start afresh and anew!!!


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