Saturday, August 14, 2010

Making Jam

Every year I tell myself that I am going to take advantage of the summer's fresh produce and learn to can. Well, this year, in spite of the moving and upheaval, I miraculously found the energy and made the time to follow through on this wish. Here are some of the fruits of my labor:

Apricot butter (from the last fruit that got over-ripe), several jars of apricot jam, blueberry orange preserves, and two jars of runny red currant jelly. I really felt like I was learning something new with each batch I made. Each one has at least one mistake. But they are all yummy and I feel satisfied about what I was able to do. If I can summon up the energy, I have plans for other preserving. I'll keep you posted!

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