I seem to have been popping out to Omokoroa Beach on regular basis recently, playing at the Boat Club with the Andrew London Trio and putting up posters for various events.
That's how I ended up in the op-shop that makes up part of the Omokoroa Beach shopping centre, the little group of half a dozen shops next to the library. And it was while I was having a a chat with one of the op-shop's friendly volunteers that I spotted their shelf of jam...
...most of which were homemade, by – if I can correctly decipher the hand-written label - A Jacobs.
Now I don't know A Jacobs but whoever she (or conceivably he) is – you rock!
This was not yer ordinary jams. The jars' contents were groovily flavoured with interesting fruit and generously spiked with various alcohols. I grabbed a jar of “Fresh Nectarine tempered with Pink Plum & … bremoly”
Fresh nectarine! Tempered with Pink plum! Could it get any better? (I'm a sucker for anything that says “nectarine”)
Though I have no idea what “bremoly” might be. It could be a misprint. It could be that the handwriting is so extravagant that I simply can't read it and it says “brandy”. Actually, I'm sure that's the case, but it does really look like “bremoly', just check out the picture (I know the jar's empty; I just couldn't stop eating.)
And to Ms (or possibly Mr) A Jacobs I just want to say – whoever you are I salute you. You make FANTASTIC jam!!! I'm going back for more.
Watch out for it friends, this is jam that could rule the world.