This is the story of our adventures -- every day and extraordinary; our dreams -- tiny and grand; our gardens -- ornamental and sustaining; this is the story of our journey.  We are a family of four living a mindful, simple life here in Los Angeles County.  We are green, conscious, and forward thinking.  We keep an eye on the past because some of the best things have already been done and bear repeating.  Walk and talk with us, have a glass of wine, taste a peach or a tomato, blow some bubbles and watch them drift up over the canyon ridge.  Enjoy!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Today we made jam

"Mostly raspberry" jam -- there was about a cup of fruit salad -- delicious local grapes and strawberries -- left over from breakfast that I just added to the mash. The girls helped. We used 4 cups mashed fruit and 3/4 cup of honey and the Pamona's pectin.

The mashed fruit in the pan:

The jars get sterilized:

The magic low sugar pectin:

The honey mixed with the pectin:

Everything ready to go:

Alex supervises the water bath:

The finished product:


Marlyn said...

And ya, Nan, they jelled!!! They look beautiful! Good luck!

daleri said...

Yummy! We have been thinking about doing this since we have so many raspberries this year. If the kids don't eat them all first, that is! I want to make a yummy dessert, too. Got any good recipes?