- Date: Friday, January 13, 2006 - 8pm
- Location: Palo Alto, CA
- Kitchen: Chris' Apartment
- Dining Companion: Chris
- Recipe Rating: B+
I picked this one because I wanted to make something that would keep for a while -- so preserves seemed like the way to go! This recipe is very easy and quite tasty. I appreciate the fact that these preserves are not too sweet -- often the fruit flavor in jams is masked by a tremendous amount of sugar. In this case the sugar is very minimal and it is really the flavors of plums and cinnamon that come through.
I have had a lot of dreams lately about food. In fact, I have had a lot of weird dreams in general. When I was 9 years old, I was sleeping over at my friend Heather's house and she told me that if you sleep on your back, you'll have nightmares. I wasn't sure whether to believe her. It seemed unlikely to be true, but she was so matter-of-fact about it. Apparently I believed it on some level -- in the months after she told me I would always go to sleep on my stomach and usually wake up on my stomach in the morning, but whenever I woke up from a nightmare, I was on my back. I believed her claim enough that I made it true for myself. Now, 16 years later, I still have nightmares when I sleep on my back. Understandably, I always go to sleep on my stomach, and when I'm at home I rarely turn over. But something about the air mattress I am sleeping on at Chris' makes me move around a lot -- I wake up nearly every night, in various stages of panic, on my back. When I was young, the nightmares bothered me, and I was sometimes scared to go to sleep at night. Now, I think it's interesting -- it forces me to see what scares me...
It's my friend Sam's birthday today: Happy Birthday Babe!