"What you preserve is the cheeriest memento mori. It is a way to say and mean: of everything that passes, this is what I choose to keep. It is a clear reminder, there for the tasting, of where and when and how you have lived." -Tamar Adler, An Everlasting Meal
Today's little after-work project: starting a batch of fig-lemon-thyme jam. Tomorrow I shall put it up, so that we may feast on these bright, sweet figs in the dead of winter.