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Old 07-02-2008, 03:23 AM   #11
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Yumm!!!!
Peach and strawberry sounds like a delicious combination. I often make jam when I have too much fruit for us to eat fresh.

The cheese cloth would be for when you want to make clear jelly type jam. You pour the hot jam through a cheese cloth to filter all the fruit bits out. I never do this. Why waste the fruit bits.

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Old 07-02-2008, 03:27 AM   #12
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People recognize that properly home-canned items like jam, jelly, preserves, marmalade, butters, etc. are a special gift involving not only the costs of the ingredients but also your time and effort.
I usually give my parents in law a pot of jam and some other homemade things when they visit. They often bring their caravan with them so have a fridge etc to store these things in. They think I am a wonderful cook.

My neighbour however was not so gracious when I gave her things like that as a present.
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Old 07-02-2008, 12:56 PM   #13
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After making the jam I took a look at the Sure Jell website surejell.com since I used their recipe from inside the box. There so many things that can be made with pectin. There is a link to 100 Recipes with everything from relishes and jelly candy to smoothies. What sort of things have you made with pectin other than jelly and jams?
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Old 07-15-2008, 07:02 AM   #14
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last Week I Made Jam With Apricots And Raspberries. I Think I Would Strain The Raspberries Next Time To Make A Prettier Jam.

This Looks Amazing!
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Old 07-19-2008, 09:15 AM   #15
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Thank you for the nice comments!

Here are the rest of the jams I have made in the past couple of weeks. Strawberry and the other is apricot. I am waiting for the blackberries to ripen, which should be next week........last night I canned 6 pints of salsa.



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Old 07-19-2008, 06:13 PM   #16
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I usually give my parents in law a pot of jam and some other homemade things when they visit. They often bring their caravan with them so have a fridge etc to store these things in. They think I am a wonderful cook.

My neighbour however was not so gracious when I gave her things like that as a present.

my daughter gives jam every christmas. everyone awaits it eagerly.

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Old 07-20-2008, 02:29 PM   #17
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... My neighbour however was not so gracious when I gave her things like that as a present.
There are always exceptions ...
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Old 07-21-2008, 12:17 AM   #18
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I pleasantly decline offers from neighbors and friends of their preserving efforts, especially since the last three such occasions I learned none of them owned a canner and for one person the jar of pepper jelly was actually bubbling through the lid from a former commercial jar with one-piece lid. Either these people have built up an immunity or they don't eat their own stuff.
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Old 07-21-2008, 06:01 AM   #19
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whats the difference between Sure Jell and Certo I see they are from the same company
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Old 07-21-2008, 06:20 AM   #20
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marigene,
your apricot jam looks great.
My parents have 2 trees of them and they are so loaded on the branches. They look like branches of grapes. They are so tight and loaded. In fact they are rotting before they finish riping. He has been picking them and can't keep up wiith them. It is like he picks 5 and 10 grow back. If i get back out there this week I will have to take a picture. It is unbelieveable. They never had so many on them.
I would love to make my dad some apricot jam.
Do you a recipe different then what come with the box of sure jell?
If so would love to have yours. Thanks
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