Our black raspberries are ripening so quick this year. I have to be vigilant, though, about picking enough for jams. The competition is fierce. The birds enjoy berries and the deer, well, they’re greedy. They munch the leaves and tender stems along with the berries. After 2 days of picking, I finally have enough for jam. A labor of love. Homemade fruit jams capture summer … Continue reading Black Raspberry Jam: Summer in a Jar!
Today Matt Swaim, Sacred Heart Radio Sonrise Morning Show host, and I chatted about grapes. GRAPES (John: 15:5)Grapes are mentioned throughout the Bible and grapes were a staple food. Mentioned more than any other plant in the entire Bible, the grape vine was very important culturally and economically in biblical times. Because of its centrality in everyday life, it is often used symbolically in Scripture. … Continue reading Refrigerator/Freezer Grape Jam & Jelly
Here on our little patch of heaven/farmette, the snow, though treacherous to maneuver through, is quite beautiful. Here’s some photos I took. Continue reading Outhouse, Gardens in Winter Wonderland
Keeping promises. I’m doing just that today by sharing recipes for bramble berry jams, aka red raspberry, black raspberry and blackberry. I have a patch of black raspberries in the garden, plus some wild ones growing on the hillside nestled in with the wild blackberries. Why jam and not jelly? I’d need a lot more berries than I have to make jelly, since you have … Continue reading Bramble Berry and Blueberry Jams
Granddaughters Emerson and Ellery Violet jam One thing that has me smiling is how many of you responded with interest for making wild flower jellies and jams. My guess is while sheltering in place, you’re noticing what Mother Nature has to offer right in your yard. Like purple violets (leaves make a healing tea) and dandelions. Red bud blossoms. On my little patch of heaven, … Continue reading DIY Wild Flower Jellies and Jams
I recorded a holiday gifts segment with my friends at Fox 19. Here’s my oldest & bestests friends from when I started on Fox a loooong while back. Rosie and Linda were there at the beginning, too! Lovely and talented ladies – they are the brains behind the scenes…. Continue reading Rosie, Linda and Me Fox 19 Morning Show
You’ve heard the phrase “hamming it up”. But have you ever heard the phrase “jamming it up”? Well, that’s what this week was like at my house. So many sun ripened strawberries, some from my plants and most from neighbor, Erin Phillip’s garden. I made more strawberry shrub drinks, strawberry pies, and still had pounds left over. Time to get jammin’! Making jam from the … Continue reading Strawberry Jam 2 Ways