Saturday, July 14, 2007

Word of the Day

Macerate -- soften or break up (something, especially food) by soaking in a liquid. As in, combine blueberries, strawberries, and 2 tablespoons sugar, and let macerate until juicy.

You see, I did learn something from reading Martha Stewart magazines all afternoon. (My goodness, what else is there to do in this overwhelming heat?)

In fact, I put my new found knowledge into practice. I am currently macerating rhubarb (liberated from my mother's garden) in a generous quantity of sugar. The mixture will sit in a gigantic glass measuring cup in my refrigerator until tomorrow afternoon. When we return home from church I plan to cook up a tasty batch of strawberry rhubarb freezer jam.

It's a good thing.

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