Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Time for a quiz:
What is Space Jam?
A. A 1996 movie starring Michael Jordan, who helps the Looney Toons play basketball against aliens who want to enslave them.
B. Wild Maine blueberry jam that astronauts eat on board the International Space Station.
Answer: It's both!
Stonewall Kitchen announced Wednesday that its Wild Maine Blueberry Jam will be shot into space sometime this month on a space cargo vehicle.
The jam usually comes in a glass jar, which is not space friendly, so NASA asked Stonewall Kitchen's research and development team to develop alternative packaging. They came up with a natural polypropylene container and topped it with a metal, plastisol-lined cap.
Here's what it looks like with the Stonewall Kitchen label:
Meredith Goad has harvested oysters on the Chesapeake Bay, eaten reindeer in Finland and sipped hot chai in the Himalayas. She writes the weekly Soup to Nuts column and enjoys a good cocktail.
Susan Axelrod's food writing career began in the kitchen; she owned a restaurant and catering business before turning to journalism more than a decade ago. To relax, she bakes, gardens and hikes with her husband and their two dogs. A newcomer to Portland, she is an online content producer for the Press Herald.
Susan can be contacted at 791-6310 or saxelrod [at] pressherald.com.
On Twitter: @susansaxelrod