April 10, 2017

2016 Harvest When The Time Is Right

Last summer was busy, as they all seem to be.  Camping, chickens, playgrounds, sunshine, travel, gardening, harvesting and more.  Summer in Alaska is a precious and short time.  Thus when the raspberries were picked there really wasn't too much time for jam during that busy season.  
 But the other day I opened the last of the older jars of jam and I knew there would be a need for a new batch soon.  
 That and a new season of picking, harvesting, and summer sun will be upon us before we know it and this year we get to add a new baby to the mix.
So the other day I defrosted last year's raspberry pickings and mixed up a double batch of jam for us to enjoy.
Jam days in the off season are good for a lot of reasons.  A little taste of summer when the world outside is still white is pretty fun indeed.  Spreading the work out does helps with the busy summer days.  A spring time pantry is full of empty jars.  It is certainly fun to see fresh and clean jars full and ready to use.  Plus a spring cleaning of our freezer for all 2017 has in-store makes this jam day a good day here!

1 comment:

Mother said...

Yummy! Yummy! Another benefit of winter jam--it feels good to heat up the kitchen with sweet jam and warm steam. I remember making pickles on a hot day in Aug and the heat and strong vinegar steam just about knocked me out!

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