“Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.”
– Salvador Dalí
Today I’m sharing a recipe for kiwi, apple and cinnamon jam I made recently. It was a small batch, just enough to fill up one normal sized jam jar and a smaller jar. The flavours complemented each other very well, so I would say I’d make this many more times if not for the fact that for now inventing different fruit combinations is fun.
But first, a fun true story. It is no secret that I owe up to my mistakes here. Besides, my approach is that we also improve through our errors. Last weekend my mobile phone stopped working. The thing that upset most about the situation is that my mum had bought me the phone so it had a sentimental value. The phone has now been sent off to Madrid to get fixed, so lets hope for the best. Anyhow, when it happened, I dug out my red vintage phone (from way before the smartphone era). I turned it on. At that moment I was getting ready to go out for dinner with friends, they arrived, while the red vintage phone protested by beeping incessantly to tell me that its battery was low. I rushed around looking for its vintage charger, plugged it in and went out for dinner.
On Monday morning the alarm clock rang. I felt terrible, as if I had just got beaten up and only slept 15 minutes. I somehow got up, walked around the apartment then looked at the time. 02:45 am. I was overjoyed with the fact that I could go back to sleep.
Always make sure the time setting is right when switching on mobile phones.
Kiwi and Apple Jam with Cinnamon Recipe
2 green apples
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2/3 cups sugar
Wash, peel and cut the kiwis and apples into smallish pieces. I decided to blend them a little in the blender to help speed up the cooking process. Heat the mixture in a pot. Add the juice of one lemon. Cook on low heat for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the cinnamon then cook for about 10 minutes, still on low heat and stirring. Add the sugar and let it continue to cook while stirring, until it reaches your desired consistency.