Tuesday, June 30, 2009

We Be Jammin'

Oh, I love jammin'. Which is a good thing, since I have picked or purchased 48 lbs of strawberries this June!

So far this year:

Strawberry Jam with Vanilla Bean and Honey

Strawberry Jam with Vanilla Bean and Agave

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

Tayberry Jam with Bramble Bush Honey.

And I've just begun...

I love Pomona's Pectin because you don't have to add as much sugar, or even sugar at all. I've been mainly making my jams now with honey or agave. I use about 4 cups mashed berries, one split vanilla bean and about 1 cup of honey or agave.

There will probably be another batch of strawberry jam and at least one more of tayberry in my near future. I was so happy to see tayberries at Emma Lea today. Hurray! I must go back to the u-pick soon. I loooooove them! Then we'll move on to raspberry, apricot, peach...

1 comment:

  1. Sounds heavenly, Bonnie!!!!!
    We bought a flat of raspberries on the weekend with the intent to make jam....The next day there were only three or four lone little cartons left with berries in them. Oops!! We'll have to make jam some other time.
    Your strawberry jam with vanilla bean and honey sounds amazing!!!!!! Do you have a recipe? Have you ever added lavender? The herb farm down the road makes a lavender jelly that is to die for and I'd like to know if anyone knows how to make it?!