Last month we had a fabulous jam making class with over 20 ladies joining us from all ages and all stages.
It was so popular it sold out in just a few weeks. If you missed it don't worry we will be doing it again!
First thing in the morning the peaches and apricots were picked from our farm for the jam that day.
We had two tables of jam makers, one making peach jam using pectin and the other table
making apricot jam, the old fashioned way, with just fruit, lemon and sugar.
pitting the apricots
blanching the peaches to remove the skins
fresh picked lemons from our trees make the best lemon juice for the jams.
mixing the fruit, sugar and lemon juice
start cooking over medium heat
cooking down a little more
time to skim off the foam
Perfectly cooked jam...doesn't the color look wonderful?
getting ready to place the jam in the sterilized jars
ladling the jam into the jars
cleaning up the rims
pressing the tops down and placing on the rings
our jam caddy ready to go into the water bath to seal the jars.
Waiting for our jam to seal
finished to perfection!
What a wonderful day for ladies of all ages to gather together to remember
the wonder and beauty of jam making. One of the great home arts!
Thank you to my dear friend Karina of Capturing Delight Photography for these photos.
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