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Putting Up Jam A La Em-i-lis!!!

Toast and Jam

Toast and Jam

I was so inspired by Emily’s guest post the other day, I decided to give canning a try. Mind you I don’t have the proper equipment but I did happen to have some unused Weck canning jars. I followed Emily’s instructions  but used peaches and apricots instead of strawberries (because I didn’t have any) The jam itself is amazing, I just got everything out of the pot after processing for 10 minutes but don’t know if it took. I can’t tell with Weck jars. I will have to read about it. I think that I will purchase a bunch of ball canning jars and have some fun. Thank you Emily for the inspiration. The tulip jar is not full so I didn’t process, that will sit in the refrigerator and get eaten immediately. I used a deep heavy pot, first sterilized the jars and then placed a round cooling rack on the bottom of the pan and brought to boiling. I didn’t have proper tongs with rubber tips so I used my regular tongs and it worked but was a bit precarious. I will invest in proper canning equipment so I can really do this right. This was fun!!

 Peach/Apricot/Ginger Jam: (Adapted from Emily’s Strawberry Cardamom Jam)

4 cups peaches and apricots (I peeled the peaches but not the apricots)

1 1/2 tsp grated ginger

1 smallish apple grated (peeled)

1 1/4 cup organic sugar

1/4 cup honey (Was wishing I had the calmer sutra ginger honey)

In the pot

In the pot

The tulip jar is not full unprocessed

The tulip jar is not full unprocessed

The Jam must sit for 2 hours

The Jam must sit for 2 hours