Wednesday, June 15, 2011

We Made the Jam

I made one batch last night and another today. I actually made two different kinds, one with refined white sugar and one with honey and grape juice. I didn't have grape juice in the house and was eager to make a batch, and didn't feel like running to the store. I had everything else on hand, so I went for it. Really easy, really quick to make. The sugar jam recipe I used called for 4 cups of berries and 3 cups of sugar- at least it was better than the 2:4 ratio.

These pictures make jam making with the boys slightly easier then it really was. The pectin and juice was boiling, I was stirring, Rowan started whining and the doorbell was ringing. The only time the doorbell rings is during kitchen activities or when the boys are sleeping.

This is this afternoon's batch, the recipe that called for honey instead of white sugar. Seriously, this one tastes better! It is delicious!

We had the other jam on our toast this morning. It was good. But I'll make this freezer jam from now on. The one with honey. I'll feel better about it when the boys are eating it too.


  1. I'm going to try the honey recipe - we did freezer jam last year (with sugar) and it was delicious but definitely full of sugar! Cute pics, too. :)

  2. They are just beautiful! Your boys, I mean...:)
    I feel I need to tell you again, how much I thought of you during these 10 months (already?), especially when the times were tough. Strange thing, I know, the closeness I feel to you. Lots of times I thought what would you think of the situation, or what your reaction would be. I hope that alright with you. Anyway, thank you for letting me meet you in this bizarre virtual world.
    And please... keep posting!

  3. Oh yes... my proportion for the jam is 1 kg berries 600 gr sugar, even 500 gr sugar. and it turns out just delicious! It isn't less sweet because using less sugar - just a myth...