Saturday, May 29, 2010

Jam Sessions

It's the time of year to start preparing for the winter. Here's what I've put up so far:

  • 16 half-pints Strawberry-Lemon Marmalade
  • 19 half-pints Triple Berry Jam
  • 38 half-pints Strawberry Jam
  • 7 half- pints Blueberry-Lime Jam
  • 7 half-pints Blueberry Jam
  • 8 half-pints Cherry Jam
  • 9 half-pints Strawberry Jalapeno Jam
Are you canning yet?


Mrs.Rabe said...

Saturday, Lindsay and I made 9 pints of the best strawberry jam we have ever made! I used the Pamona's Universal pectin and it is fantastic! We used less sugar as usual, but this time it set up perfectly! Yea, Pamona's!

We also blended everything together, usually I just crush the berries, but I have a jam lover who doesn't love 'chunks' of fruit in her jam! This has made it smooth and delicious! She loves it!

Now we need to do much more, and my thinking cap is on as to whether to do mulberries and strawberries together for jam - we have a huge mulberry tree and I hate to see so much fruit go to waste! What do you think?

Bonnie said...

Not yet, but soon. I usually put up several hundred jars worth of stuff. Time to get cracking!

Danielle said...

I hope to start this week! I'll be cleaning off my shelves tomorrow.

Karen said...

Our strawberries are just starting to form berries and we're still in process on planting the garden-so no canning for me yet.

What did you include in your triple berry jam? Sounds delish!

Tracy said...


I think mulberries and strawberries would be good together. You could also do straight mulberry.


I put strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries in the triple berry. It's delicious!

AmandaL said...

So far, all I have been able to harvest from our garden is some onions and broccoli. I'll be blanching and freezing broccoli later this afternoon.
I've never made jam before, but it is something I'd like to try. There's a U-pick strawberry patch down the road, I'll have to check them out.
I usually do tomatoes, pickles (son ate 20+ quarts over the winter, so I need to double the amount I make this year), and green beans. This is the first year I've had my own garden, so I'm really excited to see what happens with it.

Kimberly said...

Just finished getting the garden in last week. The only thing we are getting yet is green onions. Lettuce will be ready soon. Strawberries should be ready around here within a couple of weeks I would think if they didn't get hit with the late frosts/freezes.

amelia said...

this looks so amazing! I so wish I had the time to do a lot of canning.

I hope all is well with you and the family! I miss your updates. :)

Kelly said...

Hope everything is ok since you have been quiet.

Jacob said...

You are missed Tracy! Praying all is well. tammyp

Resnick said...

Tracy, I've never commented before but I love reading your blog! I've been missing your updates and hope all is well.

rebecca said...

I pray all is well with you and your family. I have noticed you are silent once again and look forward to your return.
God Bless,

Mim said...

Tracy, I just wanted you to know that I am thinking of you and your family and hoping everything is ok. I have missed your daily posts of encouragement and inspiring stories and photos.
I hope all is well,

Miriam said...

I read your blog often and this is my first time commenting. Noticed your absence hope everything is well for your entire family.


Summer said...

i sure am ...... heres the latest cherry vanilla preserves 10 jars .....blueberry lime 10 jars .....strawberry 10 jars .....strawberry rhubarb 10 jars vanilla mint 10 jars .....lemon verbena mint 10 jars dill pickles 10 jars .....sweet pickle relish10 jars .....tomatoe marinara 10 jars .....tomatoe lime salsa 10 jars .....i cannot keep up with the requests at our local farm market.......but oh how i enjoy the summer time and canning