Have you ever made your own jam?
I haven't, but my wife does quite often.
Hazelnut jam - Or err Nutella
I love Nutella and peanut butter sandwiches.
I tried this year with all the cherries we picked
Boy would I love to have cherries like Michigan has!
Yes! Michigan cherries are fantastic. How did it turn out?
It was yummy! We did sweet cherry jam and then made a pie out of the tart. Kiddos loved picking! Gonna have to invest in a pitter 😊😊🍒
Yup. I make a mixed berry, plum jam. It's the only one my little guy will eat.
That seriously sounds delicious!! I want everyone to send me their jams!! Haha
If you'd like, I can send you the recipe. 😊
Strawberry, blackberry, peach, pear and plum. On toast is good, on biscuits is great. Do you have an easy, no fail biscuit recipe?
I want to try all your jams haha and nope! I wish I did!
I've been known to jam toes.
Mine are currently dying from mosquito bites. 😖
If you mean bread spread , no but I constantly put myself at risk. 😎
That's awesome hahaha
My grandma used to make the best strawberry jam
Nice! That sounds awesome!
Is there a way to do it with minimizing the sugar, while still tasting good?
There might be! Not sure though haha maybe a sugar substitute?
People make jam with Splenda all the time.
I'm sure other sugar subs work too. Canning is a science though...so you'd just need to know how to doctor the recipe and/or process.
Thanks, ladies. If I ever get around to it, I'm going to check out ways to do it entirely w/out sugar. I became kind of a pro at creating fruit popsicles with combos of fruits with no sugar, that people actually liked. I realize jam would be much
more complex, though.
Fruit Popsicles sound delicious! Good luck though!!
Yum! That sounds good!
I have, and it's such good stuff! Haven't made any for a few years, and I'm not eating any right now, but I do love it.
It is delicious! I've never actually made any!
I have made jam & jelly.
Nice! Do you have a favorite flavor you like to make?
Actually make it from the fruits that grow in our yard... So grape and BlackBerry
Nice! Good fruits to have back there!!
Not much of a fruit eater, but I ADORE blackberries & I do love grape jelly.
Blackberries are so good!! I love grapes, too!! Good ones to like haha
I used to make tons of strawberry jam with my mom every year. It would be enough to last us a whole year and we eat a lot of jam!
Wow! That sounds fun!!
Yes, I make strawberry jam every year and I've made apricot as well. Yum!
Yum! I love apricot!
We do, too. Finding good apricots seems to be a tougher chore every year, though.
That sucks because they're so good. 😕
Yes! Strawberry, and a tropical peach that happened by accident.
Yum tropical peach, how did it happen on accident though? Haha
We were making regular peach jam and had everything in the pot when we realized we were out of lemon juice. Not having much choice, we used lime juice. It was delicious! It had a tangy, tropical flavor that nobody could figure out.
That sounds delicious!! I would like to have some hahaha
Me too! Alas...it is almost gone, and my canning buddy (my sister) has moved hours away. 😕
😐😕😒😔 that sucks big time!!
Yes. I could try doing it myself, but without my sister I'm not in the mood.
I feel like it's a fun thing to do with another person, just to have a conversation going at the same time.
EXACTLY. To me, it's kind of a bonding time with my mom or my sister.
Yes, I love even bonding when I clean my house with my mom. It's fun that way!
Ha...I wish I felt like cleaning was a bonding experience! I must be doing it wrong. 😆
Hahahaha maybe! 😂