Monday, August 25, 2008

Jammin'

I'm jam crazy. Jelly crazy, too! Today I made this blueberry jam plus a raspberry-violet jelly. It's time to restock my jam jars as the old damson tree in the back garden is about to fall over with fruit.

11 comments:

2 Virgos Designs said...

raspberry-violet jam? now you've done it, I want some! sounds absolutley delish!

Saara said...

Oh yes, raspberry-violet jelly sounds absolutely charming! I have not ever tasted violet petals jammed. But I have eaten rose petal-jam and it was nice and fragrant.

gracefruit said...

Thanks! I hate to brag, but it's really lovely. The violet is quite subtle, and the raspberry is strong. I could sit down and eat it with a spoon.

I'd like to try a rosehip jelly soon. It's supposed to be fantastic.

Heidi said...

Mmmmm, homemade jams and jellies!! And you have your very own tree to pick from...icing on the cake! The raspberry violet sounds amazing.

I just got back from the farmer's market and am up to my ears in peaches and blueberries. I should have some yummy jellies soon too = )

Eat Well (was Teresa R) said...

Are the violets just the ones growing in the yard? Or are these different kinds of violets in Scotland? They look soooo wonderful!

We're going to get some grapes from our friend's mom and then I'll make some grape jelly. You've inspired me!

egassner said...

Yummy! I have soooo many jams and jellies in my cupboard, I haven't made any (other than strawberry freezer jam) in a few years! Yikes!

gracefruit said...

Heidi -- I miss good peaches from back home. We used to get Chilton County peaches. SO lovely!

Teresa -- I didn't use real violets as I'm afraid of poisoning myself. :) I used violet essence. My next project will be a blackberry-chai jam, if the blackberries ever ripen. I understand they need sun for that. It's in short supply here this summer.

Elizabeth -- Is freezer jam easy enough? I'd give it a go.

Amber said...

Your blog is fantastic! Your jams look delicious. Also, your HP tutorial is one of the most hilarious I've seen! And helpful, of course. I'm going to try it if I ever get to make soap again...

gracefruit said...

Thank you, Amber! :) I hope you get to make soap again soon.

Eat Well (was Teresa R) said...

Oh, I didn't think violets were poisonous! I seem to remember Martha Stewart using it for her edible sugared flowers (along with nasturtiums, and something else).

gracefruit said...

Teresa,
I'm sure they're really not. I'm just scared of eating flowers! ;)