Thursday, July 28, 2011


Sometimes jam making is about, well, making jam. Making jam for toast, for the "Mommy, I'm hungry. I want a peanut butter and jam sandwich," times, for thumbprint cookies if you're lucky, and so the larder shelves reflect orderly, jewel-toned preparation for the future.

Then there are times to capture an essence, a moment, or a tiny, perfect harvest. This is the total yield from one day's picking of "Tristar" strawberries, made with Christiane Ferber's three-day Mes Confitures method. Concentrated sunshine, just enough for very special giving.


Jeff Vandiver said...

Oh looks beautiful!

Unknown said...

That jam looks beautiful!

. . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...


Do you have a link to the recipe?

I've been making loquat jam, and am on the hunt for more fruit.

Daphne Gould said...

I was making jam today too. But not with my own fruit. I wish I had enough strawberries to make some jam, but so far only enough for my cereal in the morning.

Kristin said...

I was expecting to read about beer and surprised to find out it was about berries. That's going to be scrumptious!

I'd love the loquat jam recipe that Lisa said she made in her comment. That is a tree around town that is definitely under-utilized.

kitsapFG said...

Those are so pretty - almost too pretty too eat - almost. ;D

Janet said...

We made some strawberry jam too. Hopefully it will keep us going most of the winter with ages as pressure as well.
And doesn't it photograph well...

Stefaneener said...

EG, thank you. Rubies in a jar, I tell you.

Barefeet, welcome! Thank you very much.

Lisa, I'll bring the recipe to you if you want, or you can search for strawberry jam with black pepper and get it on line. I was riffing on it. I skipped the pepper for this batch. If I knew of any loquats I'd tell you (and Kristin wants your recipe.)

Daphne, it does follow a curve, and you realize that this is one teensy batch, right?

Kristin, not this year. It was a punny joke.

kitsapFG, it's hard to give them away, but these are for gifts. Hence, the pretty.

Janet, welcome! I hope you have lots more than I do.