I don't need a "day" to eat too much sugar. But, I bet there are a lot of you out there who are not used to eating sugar and are feeling a bit queasy (or maybe it has something to do with all the different strains of viruses going around.) I actually just read that there is no such thing as a sugar high; that it is a myth. And, they say, if you actually feel anything remotely close to the affects of a sugar high, it is considered a placebo affect. Everyone is supposed to have some sugar (glucose) in their body. The problem is when you have too much. Gone are the days of blaming sugar for your child's hyperactivity. Even though Valentine's Day is over, what you experienced yesterday doesn't change today: the love of your family and friends.
I have lived in my apartment over a year and, little by little, I have been exploring the area of North Andover/Andover, MA. The other day I read that it was the first day of the season for corn. I waited until Ryan came home from work and we headed off to about 3 or 4 farm/farm stands. Some were better than others. I can imagine what they will be like in the Fall. Our favorite was Smolak Farmsin North Andover. They had such a cute shop that had lots of specialty food items, homemade donuts and ice cream, etc.. I was able to taste their homemade strawberry jam and I was immediately hooked. I have been collecting different jams lately fromStonewall Kitchen, York, ME. Those samples will get you every time. As soon as I tasted the strawberry jam, I knew I had to get it and make a yummy dessert. I found a recipe online from Recipe Girl, which I have adapted. Enjoy this buttery, sweet, fruity bar.