Wednesday, July 27, 2011
I've been building up to this for a while... a jam-making day... my house smells dee-lish, the kitchen is a bit of a disaster, and the kids have been up to who knows what... LOL
Red Wine Strawberry Jam - this sounded like a good use of the leftover bit of red wine in the back of the fridge from a dinner some weeks ago. We'll see how it turns out.
http://www.foodreference.com/html/red-wines-jam-1108.html - The recipe made 2x500 ml plus a bit. I think it would nicely make five 250ml jars if you increased the fruit just a bit.
Strawberry Rhubarb Jam - But of course.
Loosely inspired by this recipe: http://www.savingtheseason.com/journal/fancy-strawberry-rhubarb-jam.html But I used more sugar and I used pectin instead of lemon juice. I'd like to come back to this again and make it her way sometime, though.
Up next, after I thaw a bag of rhubarb or go pick some more from the neighbor's back yard...
Spring Blush Jam - one of my favorites, a combo of strawberry, rhubarb and pineapple. A microwave version of the recipe is online here, which makes it even easier to make it on a hot summer day: http://www.rhubarbinfo.com/jam
In the queue...
Strawberry Jam - I want to use this recipe, but I need to track down a vanilla bean... http://www.foodinjars.com/2009/06/strawberry-jam/
Spiced Strawberry Butter -Sounds fabulous, for slightly more grown-up taste buds. http://tastykitchen.com/recipes/canning/spiced-strawberry-butter/
Happy Jamming! :)