Thursday, August 2, 2012

In a Jam

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Over the past week my canner has lived on top of the stove.  The farmer's market is this coming weekend and I've been making busy making jam all week. 

I've put up 30 half pints of jam & jelly.  I always think that the jam in jars looks so pretty with their different colors.  This week I made:

Blueberry jam
Spiced peach jam
Jalapeno pepper jelly
Lemon balm jelly

The lemon balm is a new undertaking and it's delicious.  Rather than use food coloring, I used a pinch of tumeric to add color.

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I also put up 13 pints of bread & butter pickles.

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Now all I have to do is spend Friday making granola and Saturday baking bread and I'm all set for the market on Sunday afternoon.

I love summer!