Jam Makin’

So, when I decided to take on jam-making last weekend, I really had not concept of just how many berries were left in our freezer.  I mean, we certainly ate our fair share of fresh berries last summer, and Gage has made plenty in to wine, but …

… here is the tip of the iceberg …IMG_20140308_075333068

I didn’t even get through this mess, and there is still a PILE of grapes in the freezer!  Not the mention the tomatoes, for tomato jam!

I guess my weekend of jam making is going to be more like a month of jam making.

This time around, I made the traditional strawberry jam (which turned out a little gummy, to be perfectly honest … too much pectin, I guess), but I also tried blackberry jam and raspberry jam for the first time.  The raspberry jam is good, but the blackberry jam is AWESOME.  Definitely making more of that yummy goodness!

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Blackberry Jam and Strawberry Jam

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Raspberry Jam.  You can find these recipes in my post here.  I used the mixed berry jam recipe for the blackberry and raspberry jams, and it worked great.

Still can’t wait to see how the frozen tomatoes do as tomato jam.  Yum!

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