Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Jam Documentation

Proof we made home cooked jam! From the plant to the jar - we did it!!
Naomi washed the berries
Ann and I plucked the tops off the berries - isn't this berry plucker amazing! Its Maggie's moms' strawberry plucking tool. I want one now.Maggie washed all the jars and got the pots ready for boiling and jamming
Oh and we wore super cute aprons from Maggie's awesome collection
Micah helped wash some berries
Ayla ate some berries
Maggie pureed the berries
And then we cooked them
At one point it almost boiled over
we made about 30 jars of jam
Micah hung out with Colonel Mustard, the dogs kept him company

UPDATE: okay, so it seems we may have made syrup rather than jam. Don't tell Tim but we forgot to use his thermometer to check the temp of the boiling berries... whoops... and evidently we coulda boiled em' longer (the book said 15 minutes, so that what we did! And it didn't even dawn on me till later to check the temp with the thermometer). Ah well, we have made tastey pancake syrup!! Now I want to go and make pancakes :)

Okay - Update #2 :) I just tried some on yogurt and it was SCRUMPTIOUS! Totally liquidy, but divine none the less. Next time we'll use the digital gadget and make it more jammy!


gemz said...

Missed you Erin! Sweet to have Ann & Ayla back! Awesome Documentary!!!! We rock! Thanks for posting these Leah!!

Erin said...

Wish we could have been there! Looks like you all had a great time! (love the aprons!)

maggie said...

I feel we should change every time we wrote "jam" and replace it with "Syrup". That way we wouldn't have to own up to doing it wrong!

I like being right all the time.

Also, I love aprons. I just pulled the rest of them out of the closet, gave them a good wash, and even ironed them for next time!