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!