Jammin’ About Cherry Jam

Cherry Jam

I was getting my hairs cut, and my poor hairdresser innocently asked what I had planned for the afternoon.

Me: I canned some cherry jam, and it didn’t gel correctly.

Her: Oh, that’s too bad. Are you going to throw it out?

Me: No, I can fix it, so that’s what I’m going to do this afternoon.

Her: How do you do that? [Note that I am a Literal. I thought she was asking me how I was going to do it.]

Me: When fruit is ripe or overripe, it doesn’t gel as well as fruit that is underripe.

Her: [Deer In Headlights]

Me: To fix it, the jam needs more pectin, so I’ll mix up a balance of pectin, acid, liquid, and sugar that will counterbalance the lack of pectin in the jam.

Her: [Looking for the scissors to poke her eyes out.]

Her: Okay, Mrs. B. You balance your jam this afternoon, and I’m going to go get my nails done.

Both of us laughed at how different we are! She buys jelly at the grocery store, and I keep my nails clipped short.

And the balanced Cherry Jam Jammed!


About Jaye Bee

Story-teller and Author My stories: Pink Baby Alligator is a children's early reader book and is a semi-finalist in the 2018 Royal Palm Literary Awards; Sweet Deal Sealed is a novella. Both books are available on Amazon. The Girl Who Saw Clouds is a YA crossover novel and will be published in June! I Always Wanted to Be a Spy, a mystery thriller, is in second-ish draft. I live on a farm with Farmer Man, two dogs, and fifty-five chickens. Follower of Jesus. Thou shalt not plagiarize. (See Commandment #8)
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2 Responses to Jammin’ About Cherry Jam

  1. gophfer says:

    She must have thought she was back in high school chemistry class. That would do it.


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