Wednesday, August 15, 2007

My new addiction

Hi my name is Awesome Mom and I am addicted to making jam. My addiction started when I had a ton of strawberries that were going bad quicker than I had expected. I had a box of pectin in my cupboard (I am not sure why) and I decided to make some jam. Then Evan's physical therapist gave me some apricots which were begging to be made into jam, it turned out heavenly. I wish I could hide the few precious jars and keep them all to myself.

One of the reasons I was so excited to make the visit to my inlaws was that they have a large orchard with tons of fruit trees. We barely missed cherry season when we were there for the reunion but now we have peaches, plums, raspberries and blackberries in season. I did not manage to find enough raspberries for jam but got a nice raspberry and peach jam recipe. I can't wait to taste it on some toast. I am hoping to bring home a bunch of peaches for some more jam. I think that I need a twelve step program before I go nuts and fill the garage with jam jars.

16 comments:

Valerie said...

I am dreaming right now to be your next door neighbor! I love homemade jam nothing quite compares!

Save those few jars for your self or a better idea, send them to me for safe keeping!

Steph said...

Sounds yummy!! There are a lot of worse things that you could be addicted to... :)

Gabriela said...

I'm with Valerie-wish I lived next door-I love homemade jam.

I've never made it-it's one of those cooking blocks that I have-I think it will be too hard or something.

Elizabeth-W said...

One of the hallmarks of an addiction is that it has to cause problems for you and/or others, that people have asked you to cut down or control your jam-making. It looks as if everyone here is enabling you because not one person is asking you to tone it down.
I'll take raspberry, and apricot, please.

Gina said...

Hey, you could send some down this way! ;)

Midlife Midwife said...

OH, I love making jam too. I especially love eating it. Nothing like homemade jam on hot homemade bread. Darn, now I am drooling on the keyboard.

GoofyJ said...

I love making jam too - mainly freezer jam because it is easy, doesn't require getting the kitchen hot and sticky, and we have a huge freezer to stick it in. :) I bought two flats of strawberries at the beginning of the summer and jammed them all - YUMMMM!

Cara said...

I love homemade jam. My sister makes it and I am always begging her to make more.

I am also with valerie, I want to be your neighbor and drop in for tea, that way I can sneak a jar.

Summer said...

Mmmmm, homemade jam. I haven't had that since I was a kid. I wonder if my grandma still has all her canning supplies.

Guinevere Meadow said...

Oh, that sounds so YUMMY!!!

Rene said...

Oooooo....jaaaaaaammmmm! I haven't made homemade jam in years, and now my mouth is watering for some! Want my address? :)

Michelle said...

Homemade jam, that sounds delicious! Is it difficult to make?

catherine said...

jam . .. for sale? good mail girl jam?

Nanette said...

Yummy! I love homemade jam on homemade toasted bread! MMMMMM.

fanciuspanciusnancius said...

being addicted to chocolate is better. Much less work

Anne/kq said...

My dad makes a ton of jam every year and then gives it out as Christmas presents. Mmmmm, homemade jam...