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Jammin' and Jellyin' [Jul. 31st, 2010|06:45 pm]
Nicodemus
And the results...



Counting out as 8oz jars (about the size of a soft drink can):

7.5 jars of grape jelly
11.5 jars of blueberry jam
5.5 jars of pluot and plum jelly

Though I'm a bit nervous about the grape jelly... It's very loose still. Will let it sit for a full day and see if it gels right.

Now you may think, "Gosh, Nic, that's a lot of jam and jelly!". In which case I'd point out that I have a young boy who seems to subsist on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Surplus will not be a problem.

Fun fun. I do enjoy getting to do a bit of jam making at the height of summer, capturing a bit of that freshness.

In summary: YUM. :D
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[User Picture]From: thump
2010-08-01 01:46 am (UTC)
I used to love my mom's home-made rasberry jam. I remember boiling jars in the kitchen :)
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2010-08-01 01:56 am (UTC)
Cool. Though my parents cooked a lot while I was growing up, they never actually did any canning. I got into that maybe six years ago because I wanted tasty jams that weren't too sugary.
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[User Picture]From: rakhan
2010-08-01 08:59 am (UTC)
You are using the word "Jam"

I though that was normally Jelly in the USA? But then you have made Jelly too...

All looks good anyway! :)
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[User Picture]From: donkeyears
2010-08-01 10:50 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2010-08-01 02:12 pm (UTC)
Donkey posted a nice terminology guide. Wikipedia notes that this is more a North American usage, so perhaps that's the confusion? Basically, the jelly ones are pulpless or filtered jam.
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[User Picture]From: rakhan
2010-08-01 06:31 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2010-08-02 03:39 am (UTC)
Ah, right! Over here, we tend to call that "gelatin" or Jell-O, the prominent brand that's pretty much synonymous with it. (I think this may be similar to the fame Bird's shares over there? Dunno.)

Amusing link, regardless. :)
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[User Picture]From: donkeyears
2010-08-01 10:44 am (UTC)
If yours tastes anything like my grandmothers you will be lucky if that will lasts the month out.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2010-08-01 02:01 pm (UTC)
Well, we don't have quite that much of a sweet tooth here. We'll stretch this out to at least two month. :)
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[User Picture]From: loranskunky
2010-08-01 02:51 pm (UTC)
Homemade blueberry jam? OooOOoo :)
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[User Picture]From: octavius_rodens
2010-08-01 04:50 pm (UTC)
And for some reason, I want to listen to some Marley now. :)

I've always wanted to try to jam things, but the whole canning process scares me.
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[User Picture]From: jovino
2010-08-01 08:24 pm (UTC)
Where's that icon for "drool?"

This is a nice haul. If the grape doesn't set up, just eat it first. ;)
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2010-08-02 03:40 am (UTC)
Right now we have a very nice grape syrup. :, The pectin recipe notes that it can take a week to firm up so I've not reboiled it yet. We shall see.
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