Thursday, 11 April 2013

J is for Jam

I haven't made jam in a good half dozen or so years.

In my previous life, pre separation and divorce, I made loads of jam.

Every year.

I planted the strawberries, picked the fruit and everything was done from scratch.

When I visited home, before the post 9/11 era, I stuffed my carry on bag with jars of jam, to give to all  my family members as gifts.

I made the little cloth caps for the jars.

I was a real Susie Homemaker.


This year, I hope to get back to making jam.  

I'll go to the local pick your own, I think ...

Sadly I don't have any photos of my old shelves, stocked with full jars..

but when this year's efforts are done 'n dusted, I will show you photos, ok.


  1. Mmm jam, I'd love to be able to make jam. I might try the recipe you have linked to and see how I get on, need to make some scones too though. :)

  2. Your description of a bag stuffed with jam bottles conjures up the images of Santa Claus visiting early handing out fruity delight to all near and dear ones :)

  3. I grew up in a household where annual jam-making sessions where the norm! As well as using our own home-grown produce, endless bike-rides through the neighbouring countryside would see us return with baskets of brambles picked from the wayside hedgerows!

    I haven't made any for years but my daughter is keen on making jams and preserves and so far everything she's tried has come out fine. She seems to have inherited the 'bottling' gene and this year she plans on making her own lemon curd!

    Lovely to find your blog on the A-Z hop - and I see you are a knitter too! Splendid! Right - you're going on my blog-roll! ;-)

    Sue H I refuse to go quietly!
    The Knitting Assassin!

    Twitter – @Librarymaid

  4. Hope you'll be able to go back to jam making soon.

  5. Thanks to all of you for stopping nice to "meet" you all...and Sure, thanks for the add :)x

  6. I love making jam! I'm so very thankful for my Mom and Grandma for showing me how!