Sunday, 13 July 2008

Jam Tomorrow...



...jam today, jam for years and years I should think. We went back to the PYO farm last weekend to get raspberries, and I made them into jam that very day. The next day I defrosted the strawberries and made strawberry jam (and remembered to take some pictures). I decided to get sugar with pectin in, to be sure of a set, as I had read that strawberry jam is sometimes difficult in that respect. I strolled over to Sainsbury's and when I reached the sugar aisle I couldn't get to the jam sugar as someone else was anxiously loking at it. They noticed me hovering and moved aside, and when they saw me putting 3 bags of jam sugar in my basket they asked me if I knew how to make strawberry jam. I most certainly do! I said proudly. I hope my advice worked, otherwise I guess they might be waiting for me at Sainsbury's next week with their ruined jam to pour over me.
So, here's the jam being poured



A row of lovely clean jars being filled.


I ended up with 9lbs of strawberry jam and 7 1/2 lbs of raspberry, (with apologies to anyone who lives in the 21st century. I can do kilograms and all that, I've just never done jam that way). And in case anyone thinks I'm going to be guzzling it all myself, I have started giving it away, but I do keep some for me and very nice it is too.

NEXT TIME on Purls in the Pool: Queen of the Waves update and I also hope there will be some exciting news!

5 comments:

Auntie Noo said...

It all looks delicious. There is something so satisfying about making it yourself isn't there! :)

Queen of the froggers said...

Yummmmmm...that looks so good. My Mum used to make jam and the smell in the kitchen is great.

belaybunny said...

stupid blogger, it just lost my last post!! just wanted to say I love your new blog.

The jam looks very yummy and I think your purple crochet shrug is fabby!!

Melody said...

Your jam does indeed look scrummy! Fabulous blog WildPurl ;)

MysteryKnitter said...

That jam looks delicious! I am sure you will tame that Queen.