My new favorite thing to do is make Jam. I havent made a lot this year because I havent had a lot of time. I did make an awesome batch of strawberry a few weeks ago. I've checked out Prize Winning preserves 3 times this year alone and I asked Christine if she wanted to make some jams with me. Of course, this was all before I got a job so its hard to co-ordinate our schedules. I had free time yesterday so I said what the hay, lets get it on.
Christine gave me some gorgeous rasberries about a month ago. I froze them immediatly so I knew I had those. I found a recipe for rasberry plum which used small yellow plums. I bought a 3l basket and made 2 batches. I also made some strawberry margerita. The color and smell was fantastic, however I had the dreaded floating fruit problem. Oh well, I followed the directions exactly. The author says that strawberries are notorious for floating. This jam was different because it had lime juice, tequila and triple sec as the main ingredients. Im sure this will be fantastic over a baked brie.
The last jam I made was orange, ruhbarb ginger. This jam intrigued me because it uses no pectin and it uses orange sections. Ive never made a jam with oranges. The yield wasnt very high( only 3 jars) but it looks and smelled scrumptious. I still have a few more to try. Blueberry banana, pear ginger chocolate( cream de cacao) and a peach jam.
Guess what everyone is getting for Xmas?????