Tuesday, August 16, 2011

raspberry jam

as a young mother in the 1970's and 80's i had a big garden. and grew and froze and bottled all our own vegetables. and made jam. i hadn't made jam since. until last week when i discovered some frozen raspberries still in the freezer from last year and decided to jam them up. loved the smell in the kitchen of the hot raspberries bubbling away. i'm 6 bottles of jam ahead and waiting for the blueberries to come on strong in the next couple of weeks.


Shammickite said...

I'm a jam maker too. I love the smell of jam cooking. And I love piling the full jamjars up in the window, like you did, and admiring the fruits of my labours.

Unknown said...

I, too, love to bottle jams; sadly, our raspberry canes did not produce this year. I will have to depend on the wild ones.
Love the colors of that wool...beautiful