Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Raspberry Jam

One of my greatest pleasures of summer is having the opportunity to make jam from raspberries that I need only to walk across the yard to obtain. I actually have two sources of these delightful berries. One source is my own, which I grow at the back of my garden; and the other is a neighbor that has been most generous over the years to let me pick their raspberries that grow right along our adjoining property lines. This year has been a good year for raspberries despite our harsh winter that I actually lost quite a few bushes to. We eat a lot of the berries just for fun, but with the bulk of them I make raspberry jam. My brother, Pat, loves raspberry jam -- so Pat, this jar is for you.


Florence said...

Homemade raspberry jam is the best, I usually freeze it and then when I am ready to use it, it is kind of runny so you can put it over ice cream, I do the same with strawberries too. Enjoy the fruit of your harvest.

the ungourmet said...

I love raspberry jam! Your jars are super cute! :0)

Sheila said...

I feel so out of touch with nature, I have never seen actual raspberry plants before. Those are gorgeous. Fresh jam, that would go perfectly with some homemade biscuits.

Minnie Henceforth said...

Monica, Pat is going to be thrilled to be Blog-Worthy!!
I'll tell him as soon as he wakes up from his nap.

Minnie Henceforth