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Mar 23, 2023Liked by Daniel Lavery

I immediately forwarded this to my boyfriend with the commentary "CHRISTMAS BIRTHDAY CHRISTMAS BIRTHDAY"

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but why is one of them A THOUSAND DOLLARS

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But aren't you cuuuurious? And you could get a thousand dollars, couldn't you? It would be worth it, wouldn't it? To know? To taste the jam? And wouldn't it be sweeter for the recklessness? The indulgence?

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Update: broke up with boyfriend; buying myself the jams. "trying a pinecone" now a ritual at the office.

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It's months later and I gotta know how the jams were

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Jul 28, 2023·edited Jul 28, 2023

My coworker is not over the pinecone. "Why did I have two? They tasted like pinecones. I think about them a lot. I think about the texture of the pincecone."

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Thank you so much

I looked up videos of the pinecone jam. There are just....entire pinecones in it. Fascinating.

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I once spent 5 hours getting the pips out of half a pound of redcurrants to make Gloria Swanson's Bar-Le-Duc. It was worth it too, as I won second prize in a Women's Institute jam competition. The recipe is here should you wish to while away an afternoon with a goose quill. https://www.silverscreensuppers.com/gloria-swanson/gloria-swansons-bar-le-duc-2

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