Friday, August 5, 2011

Strawberry Jam, Raspberry Jam, Blueberry Jam

It's berry season and that means jam making time!!  Making jam is so easy and it tastes so much better than that store bought kind.  Matter of fact, it's so easy - this year my husband made two batches of strawberry jam - I was away for 6 weeks  - he didn't want to miss out on strawberry jam - so he just decided to do it himself - our son's girlfriend picked him a basket of berries, then he was ready to start jam making - it turned out just perfect!!  I think that is pretty impressive - he did a great job!!

Last week I went picking raspberries - this is only the second year I've made raspberry and I think it might be our new favorite!!  It's just so fresh and good!!

I've been out picking blueberries this week - in preparation for the blueberry jam 

Crushing the berries

Cooked berries

The finished product!

I would really like to try peach jam but it seems like you would have to buy a lot of peaches for a batch, the peaches I've had so far are so small...

I like to have a good stock of  jam on hand to share and give out at Christmas - who doesn't like to get something homemade that tastes just so delicious?


  1. OH my gosh this all looks so tasty! I am just about to venture into canning for the first time. I'm starting with hot pepper rings though. I'm scared to screw up jam and be out all those berries! I am really dying to try it though. Maybe I'll get brave before the season is over!

  2. Yummy! I am supposed to be doing strawberry jam today. I'd better hop to it.

  3. I wish I had the courage to try canning!! Your jam looks delicious!!

  4. There's nothing to making jam - the very clear instructions are in the Certo box - so easy! It makes you feel very proud of yourself!! Hah!!!

  5. Wow. I think I might be drooling. Everything looks so delicious. I'm going to make my first foray into canning this fall. At the beginning of September the prickly pear cactus fruit is ripe and I'm going to *try* to make some jam and can it for Christmas gifts. You've got me feeling more inspired to give it a go.

  6. I haven't made jelly or jam in so long but you're making me want to get into doing it again! I think it's might impressive that your hubby made jam while you were gone! I'd hate to see my hubby try to do something like that...I don't think the result would be that impressive, lol!! I think just about anyone and everyone loves getting something homemade!! I know I do!