Finally, I’ve made jam.
And now that I have,
I don’t think I can ever make enough.
It’s all pleasure …
from picking berries in the summer heat and sun,
treating myself to the burst of their tart sweetness,
to the heady fragrance as I crush them,
the dramatic rolling boiling, a blueberry lava,
then the alchemy of the canning kettle,
after the satisfying pop of the seal,
on my toast.
A blue puddle of summer’s sunshine and sweetness.
Pass the jam, please.
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And now, a little ditty from the Culinary Enthusiast,
who’s proclaimed this blueberry jam the “best ever”:
Jam with tea,
Jam on toast.
Jam’s the thing that I like most.
Strawberry, gooseberry, blueberry …
I love jam.
It’s easy, isn’t it. And very, very satisfying. 🙂
I was so intimidated at the thought of making jam that I put it off for years. And now I’ve learned how easy it is, and yes, so very satisfying. I’ve already made a batch of raspberry jam and am thinking about canning tomatoes this fall.
What recipe do you use to make your jam?
I used the recipe from Bernardin. You can find them on their website. I was really happy with how this turned out.
Mary had a little jam; she spread it on a waffle. And if she hadn’t eaten ten, she wouldn’t feel so awful.L.O.L
I remember my mother made jam every year – apricot, strawberry, gooseberry, blackberry. But the best one was apple jelly; I loved that stuff. Not sure why she doesn’t do it anymore, although i do still find the odd jar in her cupboards when i visit and some of the dates on them are older than my kids!
Nice to hear those fond jam memories. Enjoyable as it is, my guess is she’s not making jam anymore because it is a lot of work!
Love the poetry! The jam looks mouth-watering!
Thanks so much, Christine. We’re really enjoying the jam.
Haven’t made any jam for a few years, but you’ve inspired me!
Oh, I’m glad Terri. I bought a basket of peaches today and would like to make peach jam. Trouble is, I keep eating them … 😉
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