Friday, July 2, 2010

fruit floats

jammin' with the flamingo
this year we got to the strawberries before the robins did ... this was my first attempt at making strawberry jam ... the fruit is floating ... it's not supposed to do that ... i should go back and reread the recipe's helpful hints ... but i'm outta strawberries ... and outta sugar ... seven cups of sugar for eight little half pints of strawberry jam - sheesh ... but Auntia says it's even better than Smuckers ... she likes homemade so much that she's been outside chasing the squirrels away from the peach and apple trees ... always planning ahead

5 comments:

Jennifer said...

I'm with Auntia on this one, home made is yummy.....last winter I made cumquat marmalade, still have a little left! Much nicer than bought jam.

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

It thickens after a a year - well thickens a bit....

Mama Spark said...

My fruit floated too, but it still tastes good!

Shannon said...

All that matters is that it tastes good!

Thelma said...

Never made jam, probably never will...7 cups of sugar, are you KIDDING ME!! Hope Auntia is able to save enough of the peaches for a good cobbler, the kind with homemade carmel ice cream on it, warm out of the oven, the cobbler, not the ice cream....

Uhm, what's that green thing next to the jam...it looks like something from a Star Wars movie, or the bottom of the black lagoon......