Monday, March 26, 2012

For love of Jam: FINALE!

Oh La!!  A row of Sweet Goodness!

For love of Jam

Just 10 minutes ago.  Just at the point to be jarred, or "canned"  Blackberry Pear; made to order.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Finale to Today's First Batch!

And the finished product!  Nummie!

Into the hot bath again!

Jamming into 2012 Spring

Sugar gives it that shiney sweet color everyone is used to.  Foam, is skimmed off the top.

Someone always starts cackling at this stage over the canning "cauldron".

Jamming Into 2012 Spring

Jam is brought to boil twice.  Once  with the fruit and pectin, and then after adding sugar.  Near the end of both stages, stirring is important.

Well, 2012 roared in with lots of distractions, but we're back online!
Today, we thought it would be fun to let you follow us as we make a fresh batch of particularly good Simply Strawberry jam.
Num num!!

Early morning jamming:  Morning time, when it's usually coolest in most places, while other are sleeping in, is the best time to sneak into the kitchen.  Quietly.....

Chunky style

Clean and ready to go in the water bath to sterilize before 'canning".