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Monday, August 29, 2011

Jammin'

The dynamic duo jam makers struck again this weekend!  We were at Costco (my happy place!) on Sunday and I wanted some raspberries.  My wonderful hubby said "Why don't we buy a whole flat and make some raspberry jam?"  Well, all right!  So we did.

We personally don't mind the seeds in raspberry jam.  That being considered, this was by far the easiest and quickest batch of jam we've made to date because there wasn't anything that required pitting or peeling prior to getting down to the business of cooking.  We continue to use the low sugar recipes (and pectin) and just cannot imagine using three more cups of sugar in these jams!  They come out pretty sweet as it is, but you still really get the full essence of the fresh fruit without that extra sugar.  Just seems like the full sugar versions would just taste like nothing but sugar.

We ended up with 18 half pint jars from six 12 oz containers of raspberries.

We started with this:










And ended with this:










This isn't all the jars of course.  Now we're going to have to come up with a place to store all these wonderful jars of goodness!

We also had fresh baby yellow and zucchini squashes from the garden with dinner last night.  They were FAB!

To end a very productive day, we made brownies...and smeared some fresh raspberry jam on top.  I think I've died and gone to heaven...warm gooey chocolate and fresh raspberries are one of the most perfect combinations!

And last, but not least, the worms are doing awesome!  They are really digging (pardon the pun!) their new home.

Until next time - worms rule.

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