While I don’t mind living in the further reaches of the Northern hemisphere, I’m a tropical girl at heart. So when it gets bad and I long for the tropics, I find myself buying tropical fruit. Never a cheap option, but this time of the year it’s “cheaper” than normal – these mangoes were only $1 each instead of $3 each. I found some guavas on sale too, that smelled just lovely and reminded me so much of Maui, so I bought them and decided to make jam. See, with our family, fruit just doesn’t last. If I want to enjoy a flavor for more than a day, I have to can it.
That’s why my jam recipes on here are so tropical; take my Stawberry Guava jam or my Golden Banana Kiwi jam. This time, I decided to make (regular) Guava, Mango and Banana jam although I used some juice that had golden kiwis and mangosteen in it too, and of course there’s always the apple juice. 🙂
I love mangoes, always have, always will. It was heartening to see that I’ve passed that on to my kids at least. As I was peeling the mangoes to put into the jam I had all the kids surrounding me waiting to suck the last goodness off the mango seeds or skins. Mmmn.
Now I can wait a bit longer before giving in to the tropical fruit aisle at the store. 🙂