Jam making is always fun. Especially with tasty berries up for nibbling. Then there are smears of cooled jam for tasting, of course. Always have to taste the final product. This time we added less sugar than usual, which resulted in a more tart jam. Surprisingly, the kids haven't seemed to notice. There have been requests for jam at breakfast, lunch and evening snack. Funny how that works.
We are hoping to get in some blueberry jam too when they are ripe to harvest. Then, I think our jam making days will be over. But not preserving, oh no. There are peaches, my friends! Nothing beats a jar of bright summery peaches on a cold January day. Just the thing to chase away the winter blues!
Also pickles will be made, and hopefully this year sauerkraut. I would like to get some beets pickled too. We tried fermenting our pickles last year alongside using vinegar and it was like night and day. I'll stick to the old fermenting ways thank you! There really was no comparison, and they are easy as pie to make.
Here's to summer's bounty!