|Jam bam, thank you ma’am|
Whatever you’ve got that’s fruity. We’re not looking for ripe and luscious (though it would be most welcome). It doesn’t matter if some of it is a little bitter (that’s understandable). You might find it somewhat seedy and slightly whiskery. Some of the best will be soft in the middle and others so squashy they dribble a bit. Don’t worry if some appear hard or others a little green, they’ll work just the same. It’s all fruit and it’s all going on the same stove.
Bung it all in a huge pot and turn up the heat. Stir liberally.
Take care because as it melts, it will become dangerously heated and appear unstable
Allow to cool. Eventually, with patience, much stickiness and a bit of luck, it’ll coalesce into something of benefit to everyone.
Warning, some folk will get pips no matter how hard you try.
PS Sexist Jam as a variation contains a nice firm pear and some melons. It doesn’t need sugar because “you’re sweet enough already”. It leaves a nasty taste in the mouth.
Inevitably a debate called “Can You Be A Mummy Blogger And A Feminist At The Same Time?” was going to end up getting all unnecessary. And so it did at the Blogfest event on Saturday. After two attempts to write my response, I gave up and thought about making jam.