The Early Bird Gets the Coffee: Goombah’s Car Club
The Family Giving Tree community keeps finding new, amazing ways to support our work! During the 2018 Holiday Wish Drive, Goombah’s Car Club hosted a Christmas Lights Cruise & Toy Drive in Willow Glen. They brought together hundreds of cars decked out in Christmas lights and other festive adornments, and even equipped Santa with a one-of-a-kind “kustom” sleigh. Through their Toy Drive, members of the Bay Area car community donated 538 gifts! This ingenuity and spirit didn’t go unnoticed, and FGT presented the Goombahs with the Rising Star Award at the 2018 Holiday Wish Drive Leader Appreciation Luncheon.
Delamore Delights: Opening a Jar of Possibilitiees
by Celeste Delamore
Preserving jams and jellies is definitely a labor of love. While it’s not difficult, the many steps and attention to timing to get the perfect gel can be daunting at first. When I sell my jam, I like to give ideas of other uses for the jam aside from PB&J!
Here are some less conventional uses for jam:
-When there’s a small amount of jam, not enough for a sandwich, try making a vinaigrette. Simply add equal parts oil and vinegar to the jar, give it a good shake, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Super easy and no waste.
-Baked Brie - top the cheese with a couple of spoonfuls of jam, wrap in puff pastry and bake.
-For the adults, shake into a cocktail - Peach with whiskey, or raspberry with vodka. 🍸
-Grilled cheese - jam, melty cheese, and toasted bread. What's not to like? 😋
-Make flavored chocolate - Stir a spoonful into warm ganache and pour over cakes.
-Use as a glaze for meats and seafood. (Apricot is good on ribs and raspberry is fabulous on salmon.)
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