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Monday, July 27, 2015

cramming a truckload of fruit (and sugar!) into a few jars....

July is a very busy pottery month for me, as you have seen.  VERY GOOD, but it was fun to spend 2 days doing something else...

You noticed yesterday we were at the farm picking peaches and raspberries, a totally favorite July activity.  Yes, there is a little baking and a lot of nibbling, but most of it ends up in jars of jam.  We still have a little jam left from last year, which is the ideal--you go 12 months between seasons and don't run out of the stuff!

Sunday's jam session lasted 2 was warm and humid outside at 83 degrees and sunny BUT that was a relief from our kitchen...which is why a)  everybody (except us) has air conditioning in the US and b) why people with spare cash 100+ years ago would have the summer kitchen for canning, a separate building, so that you didn't turn the whole house into hell's kitchen room when you made jam...



Lori Buff said...

That looks delicious. Our fig tree is producing so many figs each day that we will need to start making preserves now. We have already used some in ice cream. Yummy!

knittergran said...


Anonymous said...

Hot DAMN did you make jam!
What a bounty! And it is such a great feeling to see those jars lined up so pretty, isn't it?

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

Please pass the scones!

smalltownme said...

The perfect accompaniment to the next year of your tasty baked goods.

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