Yesterday Christine came over at around 3pm and we made a bunch of jams. We made a brandied apricot( no pectin), low sugar blueberry, cherry and strawberry and some onion/garlic jam( the white one). And after all that was finished, I made a pasta dish with mushrooms, artichokes, chicken, spinach and peccornio romano( no pics sorry)
I dont think the Onion garlic jam set very well. The strawberry also didnt take well. I'm not sure how to fix it since I don't have any more low sugar pectin. I'll probably keep that and turn it into strawberry syrup. We each came away with lots of jam to keep or give as gifts. Robin even said if I make some bisquits she'll have some jam on them. In all our time together, I've never seen her eat jam. ( wow, how many times can I say Jam in once sentence?).
I really love to can, it appeals to my thrifty stock up the pantry nature( christine can attest to that, we ran out of her sugar and I had a backup one in the pantry).
I love giving food baskets as gifts ( which is where most of these are headed). I'm also going to sell some next weekend at our neighborhood yard sale. I had so much fun that now I want to make chili sauce, homeade ketchup and some chutney. Are you up for that Chris?