Talking Jam on SimpleMom

I haven’t really been holding out on you, it’s just that I completely forgot to mention that I wrote a Jam Making 101-type of post over at SimpleMom last week.

It’s definitely the season for canning and preserving summer! If you’re dragging your feet at getting started, this post will reassure you that’s it’s not so complicated after all. I discuss Ingredients, Tools & Equipment, and a Basic Method for making jam.

Here’s a sample from the post:

“My first attempt at making jam was memorable, for all the right reasons. I was a newlywed, eager to wear the old-fashioned housewife hat, and making my own jam seemed like something I would enjoy, more so than, say sewing curtains or darning socks. I had my flat of strawberries and set to work in my tiny apartment kitchen….”
…read the rest of An Introduction to Making Jam on SimpleMom

All this jam talk reminds me…

….Have you submitted your jam recipe to my virtual swap yet?

About Aimee

Cooking has always been Aimée's preferred recreational activity, creative outlet, and source of relaxation. After nearly ten years in the professional cooking industry, she went from restaurant to RSS by trading her tongs and clogs for cookie cutters and a laptop, serving as editor here at Simple Bites. Her first book, Brown Eggs and Jam Jars - Family Recipes from the Kitchen of Simple Bites, was published in February 2015.

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  1. Yummy jam!

  2. Already read Simple Mom!!! Was so excited to participate in the jam swap. This weekend I found that all my canning supplies were left behind in the last move. So sad…

  3. Thanks for mentioning the jam tutorial. I'll be sending that along to my daughter. Can't wait for the swap! (although I think I still haven't sent you my info. oops)

  4. I haven't seen in my jam yet, only because I'm hoping to try one or two more before I decided which one (unless you change the rules and we can swap more than one:)… I'd read the post on Simple Mom, good job.

    I'm REALLY looking for a good, simple recipe with instructions for making your own cranberry sauce/jam for canning, hopefully I'll find something good by the time cranberries start showing up at the grocery.

  5. Hello. I just came across your blog. Your food looks really good!

  6. I made your lemon ricotta pancakes last night, only I used an orange for the zest and I used blended cottage cheese rather than ricotta. They were AMAZING!
    I'm not a jam maker yet… maybe next year 🙂

  7. This all looks so good! I have never made my own jam but that will have to go on the "someday" list!

  8. Mixing Bowl Mama says

    What great tips..thanks for the tutorial. I'm a new reader to your blog, by the way, and I think it's just fab!

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