Sunday, 17 August 2014

Jam.

When I was little I ate jam sandwiches every day in my lunchbox. But then one day, I didn’t eat jam sandwiches anymore.
Blue Jam
I strongly believe that food has that magical quality of being able to instantly transport you back to a moment in time, predominantly childhood.  Jam is most certainly that food for me (along with Jaffa Cakes and Fish Fingers...yes.).
A couple of weeks ago, we picked some home-grown strawberries from the allotment and I hastily decided to make some strawberry jam on spur of the moment – but I was much unprepared. It was a very chaotic couple of hours in the kitchen. I didn’t measure out my quantities, I struggled sterilising my equipment and the final result ended in a burnt hob.  The jam however, was very scrumptious.  (The test is always in the taste.)
Blue Jam 2
A few weeks and jam observing later I decided to get properly prepared, I sterilised my jars, chose my fruit, measured out my sugar … and voila…
I made blueberry jam!
Yum yum yum.
The problem with home-made jam – like anything home-made, is that once you’ve made your own there is simply no going back. I’m awfully sorry Sir William Pickles Hartley.


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9 comments

  1. I'm guilty of eating my home made raspberry jam straight out of the jar. There's nothing like home made jam! I always have issues with making strawberry jam - it never seems to set right.

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  2. you're brave to make your own jam! I can't bear the thought of boiling sugars on our hob (I'm dangerous enough as it is!) x

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  3. That looks seriously amazing! I made a Victoria sponge the other day and I was thinking that it would be lovely to have made the jam too. I am little worried about the kitchen destruction though, I'm a messy cook at the best of times! Xx

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  4. I can't believe we have both posted a jam recipe pretty much the same time :) Yours looks divine xx

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  5. I am going to have to learn how to make jam I would like the learn the easy method and as I get the hang of it work my way up to the pro jams. lol

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  6. I have never tried making jam but am seriously tempted this year, earn me some domestic goddess points! ;)

    Maria xxx

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  7. Jam making is something I would like to do but one of those things I've not got round to yet.

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  8. Completely agree that jam is nostalgic - whenever I was ill my Mum made me jam toast.

    Lizzie's Daily Blog

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  9. I'd love to make jam but I'm like Sophie, dangerous! X

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