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Monday, August 23, 2010

Making Jam

My CSA share this summer includes fruit, which is really fun and decidedly more enjoyable than last summer's copious amounts of eggplant, eggplant, and more eggplant.

What's a girl to do with twenty peaches a week?

Make peach jam! And can it!

This was my second foray into the world of canning-without-actual-canning-equipment, and seems to have been as successful as the apple butter I made a couple of years ago. Canning is so fun and rewarding, I should really do it more often.

In fact, I became so convinced that I should do it more often that the day after I made peach jam, I decided to use my CSA plums to make plum jam, too.

I am eating some of it spread on toast right now. It is a beautiful color and tastes like all the things that are good about life.

Toast and jam for breakfast? I know! I'm usually a green smoothie type of girl! But grey skies and rainy mornings can make anyone crave toast, a cup of tea, and a good book.


  1. This looks fabulous, Sarah. Two Christmases ago, my sister-in-law made apple jam from her CSA and gave it as gifts to the family. It was delicious! Might I ask where you get your CSA from around here?

  2. Mmmm...Can I have a jar for Christmas? :) How do you make it? Do you use regular sugar and pectin, or something else?