Monday, July 11, 2011

25 down, only 75 more to go......

Sunday afternoon I made three batches of jam and managed to can 25 half pint jars.


I have to say I am lucky as I was short around one cup of crushed raspberries, so I just popped outside and picked more rasps, crushed them and made jam, so they were very fresh.


One thing I do is pop a knob of butter in the jam as it cuts down on the foam.

After supper I picked some blackcurrants and then spent a delightful 45 minutes topping and tailing all 12 ounces of them!!!
Due to the fact this is not a job I enjoy I will do a little bit every night until I have enough to make my jam.

8 comments:

Kaisievic said...

Raspberry Jam is my favourite - food of the gods. What a satisfying occupation - making jam.

Jane and Chris said...

Are you having labels made for the jars, or are you artistic enough to make your own? (I'm not!!!)
Jane x

LizBeth said...

Sounds like the acreage is producing well this summer! Hope all the repairs are slowing down and you can really enjoy the estate more this year. Blessings, Liz

~Carla~ said...

Best wedding favors ever!!! :)

Karine said...

That jam looks amazing!

angela said...

it looks very yummy!
http://www.csrsugar.com.au/Jam-Setting-Sugar/Labels.aspx
you can print lables on this website if you dont have any.

Janet said...

Ooh ! that jam looks yummy-my favorite too !

chksnowqueen said...

What a lovely wedding favour. Your daughter is a lucky woman to have such a talented and generous mother : )

Christine