Jam and Jelly

It's hot and humid and yet I'm cooking. Or rather spend most of the night making jam and jelly. Not because my fruit was going bad or that I really wanted jelly - I just had to cook. Because my work sometimes gets insane and the worse I'm stressed the more I need to find release of that stress. Since it was impossible to do anything in the garden I was forced to do something inside. And there went my fruit for snacking for the rest of the week - my peaches, nectarines and plums.
I didn't have enough of either peaches or nectarines to make them alone, so they were combined into one batch of jam. Hopefully it will taste good. Plums went into a jelly but of course they didn't turn out right and were not perfectly clear. I guess I didn't filter it enough, but as long as it taste OK I'll be happy.

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  1. I'm sure all of your jam and jelly will taste wonderful! It certainly looks great!

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    1. Robin - I hope so. If anything it will be good basket stuffer for christmas and thanksgiving - I like filling baskets with home made goodies for my guests.

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  2. They look great and I am sure they taste yummy...

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    1. I'll leave the tasting to my hubby :) but thank you

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  3. They look great! I made jam in the heat too and wrote about it on my blog. Tis the season; the fruits come in and the jam/jelly must be made!

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    1. I usually wait until it's cooler outside but didn't have options this time. I do look foward to going to Upick farm for more fruit :)

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  4. Hi Jenny,
    Your jam and jellys looks so nice and yummy. We don't eat a lot of jam or jelly but I think I want to try making some peach jam this year. Enjoy! Nancy

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    1. I don't really eat it either, but my hubby likes it once in a while. Plus it makes good basket stuffer.

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  5. Looking really Delicious. Homemade jam is the way to go, so much better than the junk you get at the store!!

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    1. We usually buy jam at the local farmer market so someone made it at home :) I will try to make some blueberry syrop this July so can't wait to try it.

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  6. Looks like a lovely collection of jam and jelly!

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