Wednesday, July 16, 2008

We're Jammin...

This is the first summer we've had such an abundance of fruit offered to us and I'm loving it! Especially, now that I'm jam obsessed. It has become a new craft for me! K walked in to the kitchen last night and said " it looks like a chemistry project in here". In fact I have been trying to get the exact science of combining fruit, sugar and pectin! Here is what we've been trying to gobble up:
oh, how I love that blush of pink!
My dear friend Carolyn has a great selection of fruit trees in her yard. Check out these gorgeous fruits we picked!
Flavor Supreme Pluots! These are delicious and the inside is a deep magenta! I had to try very hard not to eat them all before turning it into jam! I haven't tasted it yet but I have a feeling the pluot jam is the best tasting!
Did somebody say white peaches? oh yeah! Peaches are one of my favorite fruits!

Before and after shots of golden plums. Yum! I had to blanch them to peel the skins off before mushing them into jam! I think I'm pretty well stocked as far as jam goes, don't you think?

"When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mounatin too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome."
-Wilma Rudolph

P.S. A couple of Thanks to Carolyn for the yummy fruits! and Thanks to Lavern for the book of great quotes!


Karin said...

that fruit is beautiful!!!

thanks for my jam, i have not opened it up yet...saving it for homemade bread...hmmm, maybe I will make up some loaves right now while I wait for the Project Runway season premier to start!

happy to see you back in blogland!

Joy said...

Those pics are making my mouth water. We just don't get good fruit here in the desert. Ask K if he remembers the apricot fruit leather dried in the back of the old VW.