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apricots

What did you do this weekend?

I made apricot, strawberry and cherry jam... I've never canned before so it was a new thing for me. How many of you bottle your own jam or food? (Thanks Andi + Amy) I also helped my husband with some mass marketing at a venue, it was a great place to people watch and wow... I stepped away from my computer pretty much all weekend! Hope you had a fun summer weekend, hello Monday.

Many thanks to Suann from simplesong last week for such a wonderful collection of posts. Isn't she amazing? Be sure to peek in her etsy shop and website, she is incredibly talented and has fabulous taste. Thank you Suann!

7 comments:

Chelsea said...

sounds delicious! My grandma used to make the most wonderful jams! I could really go for some on a freshly made biscuit right about now!

sunny said...

I have never canned fruit (or anything else!)..but my grandmother would always make black raspberry jam and the family looked forward to it every year.

Now that she's gone, we buy organic black raspberry jam -the best we can find - in honor of grandma!

Anonymous said...

I've been canning since I was a kid where my parents taught me. And we're not rural - I grew up with the Empire State Building in the distance out my bedroom window. I still can today, from U-pick blueberries to pasta sauces. I really do not understand why more people don't. Most people I meet look at me twice when I tell them (and I'm a guy, it's even worse then you think).

But you have to think, it's more economical, you know what's in each jar down to the most basic of ingredients, and you can customize everything. I learned what amount of sugar I like in strawberry jam, or how much salt in pickles. Everything is done to my perfection.

mo said...

I canned about 7 dozen jars of apricots that we picked from my mother's tree earlier this summer. It's extremely gratifying from beginning to end!

amber {daisy chain} said...

mmmm, I've always wanted to make my own jam. My parents have tons of plum trees and we have access to lots of blackberries - how did they come they?? They'd make such great gifts, too.

Sarah said...

I started making my own pickles last year, which I gave as gifts for the holidays, and can't wait to do it again this year. I also recently learned how to make jam and am having a lot of fun with it. There's nothing better than home-made delicious food.

Blogful said...

I bottle and I love it. Only wish I had more opportunities to get cheap produce. If you can't score the food for cheap enough, the work isn't worth it. Well, almost not worth it.
I really love that modern, chic blogs, (like yours) are featuring things like canning and sewing. Two things I love, but feel a little shy about. Glad you're such a great example to women.

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