“He did, but one item we need for making the strawberry preserves is something that Mr. Towne does not keep in stock and will most likely have to order from Boston.”
“What is it?” I asked.
“Sugar house syrup from the West Indies. Using ready-made syrup will be much easier than pounding loaves of sugar for making the jam. Especially in all this heat!”
I thought about how much work it was to hammer chips off the rock-hard, cone-shaped sugar loaves from the store. I did often hammer off a few chips to keep in my pocket as treats for the horses, but that was more for fun.
“When our arms were sore from pounding sugar, Mother used to say that she finally understood why folks measured the stuff in pounds.” I smiled at the memory.
Click Follow to receive emails when this author adds content on Bublish