Today we got back to making storyboards for our movie we're filming later this month, or at least tried to. It was an uphill effort, the kids were fighting it and felt like they had cabin fever. I decided we needed to go on a quest for the afternoon activity, vegetarian cooking for mommy.
Here's what the plan was: I wanted to make a special jam for mommy (using this pectin-free recipe I found online) inspired by the letters in her name, CHAY. That way she could say completely literally "that's my jam!" CH could be cherries, A could be apricots, but Y was tricky. However, I thought something using yuzu, a Japanese citrus, would be perfect and tasty. But they don't sell yuzu just anywhere, so I took the kids into Chinatown on a yuzu quest.
Did we find it? Maybe. I couldn't read the sign, so it could have just been a lemon, but you know what? Good enough! I'm just gonna say that it is in fact a yuzu we used.
We cut the cherries and apricots together and I tried to get the kids to help me mash the fruit up in the pot, but they were distracted by wanting to play with the neighbors. So I did it on my own, modeling behavior.
Then I got the kids involved by having them draw on the homemade labels we made for the jam.
We haven't gotten a taste test yet, maybe tonight! Stay tuned!