Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Jammin'

It's that time of year again when the trees start to be laden with fruit and preserving hangs heavy in the air. As luck would have it, I was gifted a box of jamming cots. I hardly eat jam myself as I prefer to stay away from anything with too much sugar in it, however, it's always nice to have around the house for when company arrives. And truth be told, I can't resist how pretty the jars look sitting on my shelf. There are also the odd times when I come across a recipe that calls for apricot jam and it would be a pity to not have a jar or two around considering how easy it is to make and how plentiful the fruit is this time of year.

I did save some of the fruit for smoothies as I am crazy about smoothies and have been freezing up fruit where possible to get me through the winter.

As you can see, I also made some spicy red pepper jelly. Now this is a treat that I will indulge in every now and again. It's a real hit around the holidays if you pair it with crackers and cream cheese. If you'd like the recipe, you can find it here.

9 comments:

VE said...

Uh oh, we might not see you for months now!

we're doomed said...

Did you say jammin, Carla?

Jannie Funster said...

Those are lovely works of art, Carla! Christmas presents!

xo

Jannie Funster said...

Hey, I'm going to post YOUR sidebar button next.

Now... how shall I make it..?

xo

Mone said...

yum yum, looks good :)

Steffi said...

Yummy!Your jam looks good,Carla!

Carla said...

VE, Hoping that's not the case.

We're Doomed, That's right :-)

Carla said...

Jannie, Christmas gifts, indeed.

Mone, Thanks.

Carla said...

Steffi, Thanks! It is.