01 December, 2008

Ode to Raspberry Jam

I love jam. While I am currently indulging in Marks & Spencer's beauuuutiful Blueberry, I have, and always will, nurture a love of Raspberry.

One of the perks of the chillier seasons is enjoying the heart- and soul-warming foods of winter: hot roasted vegetables like kale, brussel sprouts, parsnip and potato, as well as soup soup soup.

BUT, among the simplest and most versatile of these winter warmers is the classic TOAST. And on my toast? Well, It has to be peanut butter preferably Skippy™) and Raspberry jam. I just ate two slices RIGHT NOW. And! I did that thing where you get the laaaaast little bit of jam off the empty plate...without shame...

Now before you go on a second longer thinking "RASPBERRY?!!" let me just say this: Some jams are easy to love. Strawberry and Grape? They're no-brainers. Strawberry and Grape are like those popular girls who wear skimpy tops with nothing left to the imagination.

But Raspberry? My, my. Raspberry is like the smart girl in school, the one with her own sense of style. You think she’s too weird for you, you'll never understand or accept her... But when she starts talking, and you find out she’s amaaaaazing, and she doesn’t even give a damn if you like her? Suddenly, she’s leagues more attractive than skimpy t-shirt girl.

Rock on Raspberry.


(...go on... lick it off the plate... you know you want to....no one is looking...)

12 comments:

  1. Oh my! I just fell in love with you - again! There is nothing better than raspberry jam, i have bon mamane and marks and spencer in my fridge right now, and im touring them! Its the best thing on toast with skippy - amazing! X

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  2. Ah, crunchy Skippy. I must now eschew you, for you are too high in salt and fat for my current health issues to allow. One day you will be mine again...

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  3. Sorry - Apricot is KING OF JAM - with french bread, oh yes my friend. With strawberry the ONLY jam for scones... Or I suppose raspberry would be alright with scones, at a pinch. After all, times is 'ard.

    (And St Dalfour all fruit Orange and Ginger Marmalade is the business and my current main man...but I concede that's not quite jam on 2 fronts).

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  4. I really like marmalade, but that Raspberry DOES look yummy.

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  5. I love raspberry jam. I think it's the slight tartness of it, that and the teeny tiny little seeds that feel nice on my tongue. Raspberry jam reminds me of why raspberries are the best fruit, too. They are perfectly designed to fit over my fingertips like little, edible thimbles.

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  6. Damson. Bugger all else.x

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  7. how you managed to rack up 6 comments before I even noticed this post I will never know hmmph!

    But jam.... I am a grape lover just because it's rare over here...but raspberry jam on pancakes mmm

    and yus, little fingers are just perfect for getting that last smidge of jam off the plate.

    :)

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  8. I love raspberry tea with a packet of sweet'n'low
    mmmmm

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  9. I love raspberry tea with a packet of sweet'n'low
    mmmmm

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  10. There's just something special about raspberry and blackberry jam. I think it's the little seeds that give it the flavor/texture double whammy.

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  11. I was informed the other day, by a clearly loving friend named Jo, that they are now selling Pret A Manger RASPBERRY JAM SANDWICHES... WOW...

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  12. abi mcnayleyDecember 01, 2008

    I have to agree about the raspberry although we only have strawberry in our fridge at the moment- my brothers will eat nothing else!

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