C’est toi que j’aime tant

I’m usually fonder of jams/preserves that contain less sugar than Bonne Maman does, or even none at all. Not that I think sugar is evil incarnate (you know me), but because the fruit flavor comes out so much more strongly when it isn’t competing with other stuff.
Yet I cave in on occasion and buy a jar or two, mostly because I find the overall design to be so dang lovely. A very superficial reason if I ever came up with one. To be fair, it’s the jam I grew up on, so nostalgia also comes into play. Does this make me sound just a tad less superficial? Please say yes.

Good thing the jar itself is reusable as a salt, spice, bolts and nuts, or maybe even as a spare change container. No waste = in good taste. Which sounds exactly like something Martha Stewart would say.
As it turns out, their cherry preserves aren’t my favorite kind (I find them to have too little flavor, Chaz doesn’t: more cherry preserves for him), but their mixed berries preserves are seriously great. My MO of late: a big spoonful of these preserves spread on top of super crunchy natural peanut butter and hardcore pumpernickel bread.

Now that I’ve updated you on my fascinating breakfast habits: we’re having ourselves a little Whole Grain Vegan Baking blog tour coming up real soon on some of our favorite sites. There will be giveaways, sample recipes, and all-around good fun. I hope you’ll join us!

Behold…the schedule:

May 14 Weekly Vegan Menu
(Incidentally, also the first day of the last year of my thirties. Celebrating in style. If “in style” means wearing sweatpants covered in cat hair while eating a bunch of homemade cupcakes.)

May 15 Olives for Dinner

May 16 Vegan Eats and Treats

May 17 Three and a Half Vegans

May 18 Seitan is My Motor

May 19 My Zoetrope

May 20 Get Sconed!

May 21 Year of the Vegan

May 22 The Little Foxes

May 23 Vegan Feast Kitchen

May 24 Vegan Cookbook Aficionado
(Second Vida Vegan Con in Portland, OR!)

May 25 Julie’s Kitchenette

May 26 Vegan Cookbooks Illustrated

May 27 Don’t Eat Off the Sidewalk

May 28 Urban Vegan