Making Jam: It’s Time

Today's guest post comes from Jennie Burke. Jennie is a freelance writer, homemaker, wife and mother from Annapolis, MD. She's interested in real food and its role in human development. She also runs a fund that supports low-income young adults facing cancer. She loves being with friends and family, travel, enjoying the outdoors and eating! Knowing that Jennie is an avid canner and jam maker, I asked her to demystify the process.  While I've made jam myself, it took me years to get up the courage to actually do it.  It's a lot easier than it … [Read more...]

Homemade Jam

Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand. Mother Teresa Every summer my father used to put on his ripped jean shorts, grab some plastic bags and a crudely-made walking stick, and take us on a windy journey through the ivy-infested woods of our back yard.  The mission: blackberry and raspberry picking!  We’d spend hours half-listening to Dad drone on and on about the insects and the flora and fauna and anything else he found interesting.  While we desperately tried to fill up our bags to the top, they were always … [Read more...]