Life's best combination right!?
I make jam. I make bread. What better way to celebrate a BAKE SALE, then having a BREAD AND JAM SALE!?
We have some fabulous tasting berries up north. I swear it's payback for all that snow we get. Flavor!? You haven't had flavor until you've had a tundra blueberry. Or an Aqpik, holy heaven in a berry.
And breads. Who doesn't like bread!? All the yeasty gluteny goodness hot out of the oven, with butter oozing down your hand. Top it with some strawberry-aqpik jam and it'll turn your frown upside down. Fo sho.
We frequently have bake sales here in Kotzebue. We raise money for all kinds of stuff. Medical patients, families who lose loved ones, upcoming trips for groups, youth groups, you name it, we've fundraised for it. (Wait, don't name 4H cause we don't have that!)
My sister and I were fundraising for my other sister to be able to drive from Texas (the SECOND largest state) to Alaska (the LARGEST STATE, just in case some of you Texans were wondering...). We have to drive from Fort Hood, to Anchorage. In a car. Through Canada! Yahooey!
And with the economy, gas is expensive! OK Back to bread and jam.
With countless doughnuts, muffins, over 40 loaves of Breads (Yeasty bread, sweet breads, beer breads and quick breads) and over 10 cases (Yes, I made over 120 jars of jam in my kitchen in two days) of Jams and Jellies made with local berries and flowers (Blueberries, Cranberries, Strawberries, Blackberries, Aqpiks, Raspberries, etc.) we sold out in less than an hour. I didn't even have time to take a photo of the two tables filled with carbs and sugar. =)
AN HOUR. Apparently Bread and Jam IS THE BEST STUFF ON EARTH!
*Next to Seal Oil and Blackmeat, of course!