This past Sunday, June 3rd, on a perfect, sunny afternoon, we celebrated the start of strawberry season with a strawberry jam cooking class at Headquarters of the Rancho San Julian. Katie and I gathered under the large oak trees to introduce ourselves while we sipped strawberry lemonade and iced tea with our guests. We then proceeded to the Ranch Headquarters Kitchen where we taught the art of making classic strawberry jam. After cooking we toured the grounds of this historic ranch and shared stories of California history and ranch life. The afternoon ended with iced tea and strawberry short cake enjoyed under the 100-year-old wisteria and grape arbor. It really was a beautiful afternoon on the ranch.