Wednesday, 7 August 2013
I love that phrase: "Putting by." I love doing it. I try to time it for a cooler morning, as standing over a hot stove in the middle of a heat wave makes me grumpy. (I'd rather be at the beach, knitting, and watching children splash in the waves.) We had a day like that this week. So now we have some more jam (apricot and blueberry) put by for the cooler weather to come. My jam is pretty basic. I sometimes like to jazz it up, but with kids it's best not to risk it sometimes. (They can be Picky!) I think the jam is more versatile if it's more basic anyway. Really taste the flavor of the fruit and nothing else. Really, nothing else, as I don't add sugar -- I use the Bernardin pectin that just uses apple juice and NO SUGAR.
Can't wait for the blackberries to really start going crazy! Nothing better than home-made jam in the middle of a snow storm.