Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Plan Ahead For Jam

It's not too early to start thinking about making some homemade Jam this spring.
It is so little effort, and reasonable expense for a product that leaves even the best storebought products in the dust. There is also no better gift for a hostess or a friend!

All you need are a few simple tools and supplies, wonderful fresh fruit, sugar, and pectin.

Jam seems complex, but it is just a few simple steps....
prepare the fruit, cook with sugar,
add pectin, place into jars and process.

And what you can create is only limited to your imagination and the fruit at hand.
Raspberry Rhubarb, Strawberry Nectarine, classic Cherry Preserves....
Detailed instructions and recipes will post when the different fruits are in high season, but watch for canning jars on sale at the grocery store, and start accumulating some boxes of pectin -- You'll be ahead of the curve.