it’s been months since i’ve made jam, before christmas i think.

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so with my shelves empty and the phone ringing with requests, it was finally time to fill my shelves again.

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 first up, and probably most requested, champagne ginger peach. if i had a recipe, i’d share it, but i honestly don’t. i basically follow the recipe for peach jam included with the fruit pectin. then i  add candied ginger slices and champagne. i use this. which technically isn’t champagne but it’s super tasty and a little sweet. perfect for jam.

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i always add extra pectin to my jam to ensure it sets. after making over 1,000 jars of jam in the past two years i can finally tell by the consistency if i need more.
i also made pineapple blueberry. again another reasonably requested jam. thankfully i had fresh peaches frozen from last summer and pineapple and blueberries were available at the grocery. great winter jams.

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i made really big batches this time around. i even had to use two pots for both batches!

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i made sixty jars. fifteen have already left the shoppe. i think i’m going to be making more jam quicker than i wanted. what’s next? i’ve been wanting to try a four citrus jam … orange, lemon, grapefruit and tangerine.

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a taste of summer in the dead of winter. sounds perfect.

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  • Meadowlark at

    Yum! I make a “Sunshine jam” (pineapple-lemon marmalade really) that is amazing!!!! We should swap non-recipes 😉

  • The Sterling Cherub at

    Michael,

    I canNOT wait to get my champagne ginger peach jam from you! (And my signs!) I’m going to share it with my BFF and I know he will love it! Yummm!

    Wow, that is an impressive batch of jam you made! How long does it take for you to knock out that many jars?

    Best,

    Kimberly

  • { donna } at

    Michael! Do you happen to make strawberry jam?! Say YES, because if so…Im buying some 🙂

  • Suzanne@Meridian Road at

    That’s a lot of work! All those flavors sounds yummy.
    Not that it’s any big thing, but I was so glad when the canning companies changed the lids and rings from gold to silver!

  • Bethany Dirksen at

    Mmmm…lemon jam sounds delightful. That would be my vote for the next one!

  • Lori at

    What a great Valentine’s gift they would make! Fill a basket of love and jam! I’m sure a great tea towel is lurking in your shop too.

  • Gabriela at

    What glorious photos! You’ve so expertly captured the sunlight streaming through your beautiful jars of jam and these photos simply made my heart sing.

  • Anonymous at

    I just found your site…love it! The champagne ginger peach jam sounds yummy. I’ve been looking for an apple walnut jam recipe. My sister-in-law made it one year for Christmas presents and it was scrumptious. I asked her for the recipe and she said she doesn’t have it anymore…I don’t believe her 😉

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