Tuesday, August 31, 2010
I finally made a batch of jam today. It's been a really, really bad year for our fruit trees and raspberry bushes. There were no apricots to speak of. The only peaches ready thus far are Saturns which are a good fresh eater, but don't have enough flavor to cook into jams or other confections. Today's bounty was raspberries. Normally by this point I would have made several batches of raspberry jam, frozen lots of whole berries and panicked trying to come up with more uses for the raspberries 'cuz I was overrun with them. Not this year. Last year I canned over five hundred jars if jam. This year so far, eight. Boo.