Monday, 8 July 2013

Jamming!

Today is my official first day of summer.  You know it's summer when you have enough strawberries to make jam!



Mind you, it was only a tiny batch of jam, only two jars. But we had far too many berries for us to eat fresh with cream.  



If you've never made jam before I strongly suggest you try it.  It's not nearly as scary as it sounds.   For this batch I just used the special Jam Sugar that already has pectin in it.  Simply follow the instructions on the packet...



And you will get great results every time.   Here is another great strawberry jam recipe from PAM THE JAM CORBIN.   



Ask around, you may find an old family recipe used by your Great Granny, but do give jam making a try.  It's what makes summer official!  

6 comments:

  1. I love making jam. It's so satisfying to see jars of your own homemade jam lined up isn't it? Your strawberry jam looks delicious!

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    1. Making jam, like baking bread, makes me feel very peaceful and content. It's almost like kitchen yoga! : )

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  2. Lovely pics!!!! We only have 3 strawbs at a time, so not enough for jam!! Yummo! Pass the scones...

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    1. Hopefully your strawberries will kick into gear soon. It took a couple of years for my plants to start producing a lot of fruit. For your very kind comments, I am sending you not one but TWO virtual scones! : )

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  3. For we have fruits in the garden like raspberries and red currants (we mostly mix them), mirabelles, plums etc, we use to make jam, too. We also use that special jam sugar. It's so much easier to make jam with it.
    Your strawberry jam looks really delicious!

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    1. I'd love your mixed berry jam. I make hedgerow preserves from foraged blackberries and apples. It gives me an excuse to visit the hedgerows and I get something delicious for free! : )

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