Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Back Later

Can't talk now . . . the raspberries are on and I'm making jam.


Of course, those of you who have been with me a while might recognize that this is NOT a recent picture. This picture is from a batch of blueberry jam I made a couple years ago and I'm using this picture because I no longer have a camera to capture the new batch. (Remember that pesky rafting adventure? Yea we lost quite a bit of gear in the mess. Fly rods, reels, all Andrew's fishing gear, Spencer's glasses, his watch, two jackets, hip waders, a Leatherman . . . and the camera).

Anyway, you can just imagine that this picture shows raspberry-rhubarb jam because that's what I'm making. You can see a video on how to make jam here. Or you can imagine me weeding my garden in the rain because that's the other thing I've been doing. Because when it rains, it pours.

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18 comments:

SarahHub said...

Mmmmm...

:drooling:

Heart2Heart said...

Michelle,

I am so glad that you posted this. I am in the process of making this one of my goals this year, to learn how to can something, that and pickles. Thank you so much for linking the process here. Now hopefully I can get out and get some fresh fruit of the season and I am ready to begin.

Love that you are doing raspberries!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Nicole said...

I bookmarked your jam video...I've always wanted to do it but never tried it. Good luck with the berries!

Jason said...

Great blog you have here. I have a humor blog as well and I would like to exchange links with you. Let me know, either by email or through my site, if this is possible. Jason

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

I love raspberry jam. SOOOO good.

luckyzmom said...

Sorry for your loss:(
Sounds yummo!
We had two 30" rows of raspberry canes at our last home and became addicted to the freezer jam we made from the perfect berries. We are now reduced to making it out of the frozen kind from the store.

luckyzmom said...

That is 30 foot rows. Oops.

Daisy said...

Mmm, raspberry rhubarb...I could make that.

Maddy said...

I hear it's raining in England too! Rain or wet strawberries are a very bad combination. Yup I remember the video......I must have been here an awfully long time one way or another.
Cheers

Janet said...

Yummy. A friend of ours made us a jar of ginger rhubarb jam, and we cajoled her out of a second jar 3 days later. I made strawberry jam 17 years ago, but we only have blackberries now, and we don't have enough for jam, just enough to eat off the vine as they ripen.
That's an awful lot of gear to lose. Yuck.

Marlene Affeld said...

Nice post - you have motivated me to do some canning. The raspberry jam sounds great.

aterhea said...

uhmmmm, really very yummy.hope to be like you soon and make my own jam too

Alex said...

Wow! The jam look tasty. I never taste any blue berry jam or raspberry-rhubarb jam. It's never come across in any super market I visit. Maybe it's due to the weather in my country or the people here doesn't like it.

I would definitely check out the jam next time. Thanks for the article and the process of making the jam. Hop it serve well during Halloween too!

Shelley Munro said...

Raspberry jam is my favorite. I love fresh raspberries too and never manage to keep enough for making jam. :)

Laurie said...

The post brought back wonderful memories. My mother made plum jam, fig jam, berry jam, and pear preserves in the 60s and 70s. She made them from trees and plants from our trees and garden. Could you send a smell sample?

Pam D said...

Yummy! I need to make some jam with my boy.. I think he'd love to do that. We need to go watch that video!

Patois said...

Yummmm...jam.

Laurie said...

One can never go wrong with starting a post with the imitable Cat Stevens.That pic is the insert from an album he released about 35 years ago. I used it for a post on National Vinyl Record Day last year.