Thursday, December 6
This week, I got together with my bestie for a jam making session. We both wanted to make a variety of jams to give as gifts at Christmas time and decided that the joy of making should be shared.
So we chose some jam recipes* and headed off to the local fruit market, nonna trolley in tow. We scoured around and found our produce, and made some variations due to some fruits that weren't available and others that were just too good of a bargin to leave behind. The imperfect fruit was pefect!
At home we donned aprons, cut, chopped measured and stired. The aroma's were heavenly as the fruit were transformed into bubbling masses and then thick sticky jams.
Carefully poured into awaiting empty jars, and then later adorned with a snip of fabric and a touch of Christmas trim, these handmade jams are ready.
Joining in with the ever inspiring crew found here.
*Jams we made were; spiced pumpkin and orange jam, strawberry jam, mango and apple jam. I made the red onion chutney a few weeks back. We also made peanut butter. Anyone for a p & j sambo? Well, you know the peanut butter is a hit when your children eat it straight from the jar!!
Also, if you like, please enter my handmade Christmas giveaway!