Monday, April 26, 2010

Gram's Raspberry Jelly

If you didn't know already, the difference between jam and jelly is that jam has chunks of berries in it, and jelly is strained so that it is smooth and without seeds or chunks. I've never much been a fan of making jelly, since it requires quite a bit more time, and I love the chunkiness of jam. Still, the aunts, especially my mother, suggested that raspberry jelly is a must-have for the farm stand, so I went for it. And, I must say, it did turn out incredible. Thanks to Grammie for the top-secret family recipe. Check out that color! Mmmmmmm...

And this is blueberry jam in the making. I froze just about 20 quarts of blueberries over the summer. The girls absolutely love eating blueberries right out of the freezer, in pancakes, on ice cream, or just mashed up with a spoon. And it makes pretty darn good jam too.

The result of my efforts over the last couple of weeks. What we have here is Hot Habanero Jam, Strawberry-Rhubarb, Raspberry Jelly, Strawberry Jam, Cranberry Jam, Blackberry Jam, and Holiday Cranberry Sauce. Next up? Making an official label, and.... Relish.

1 comment:

  1. I never knew the difference between the two...great to know! :)