The preserves are fantastic. I don't want to think about what it cost to have them shipped across zones from Clara, but I'll believe whatever she wants me to believe about their origin, because I don't think I've seen anything as wonderful the pack of those -- unless it was the other part of my birthday present. I don't have bread worthy of those preserves yet, but I'm sure they're fantastic. The book, though, I hope to use sooner.
PS: I hope you're eating your greens.