Our garden is truly a family adventure. My husband keeps the rows neat and tidy and all three children have helped me fill up countless bowlfuls to eat fresh or make into jam.
here. (Too bad my color printer is not working, but b&w looks sweet too don't you think!) I consider myself new to to jam making but actually I've probably been making fruit preserves for 10 years or so now!
My mom wasn't the jam-making homemaker type - she had a full-time job and in her free time was more drawn to the sewing machine (thank you Mom, for teaching me to sew!!). We grew up with two kinds of jelly - grape jelly to go on the peanut-butter sandwiches - and orange marmalade for Sunday morning popovers (otherwise known as Yorkshire pudding). And I remember being told to spread it thinly on my toast!
As an adult I really wanted to learn how to make it myself and thanks to a helpful girlfriend and some tips from my mother-in-law I have now gained much confidence and experience - I can practically make it in my sleep :) We have so many berries growing in our garden that our cellar overflows with jars of jam and jelly and I am constantly giving it away and we still have too much for ourselves.
Wishing you a sunny day and much abundance regardless of the weather!