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Old 07-15-2008, 06:34 PM   #1
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Anyone else enjoy making their very own homemade jams or jelly's????
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Old 07-15-2008, 07:27 PM   #2
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I do. I just made a double batch of huckleberry jelly in May.
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Old 07-15-2008, 07:47 PM   #3
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Sometimes, but I can't use it fast enough (not a big jam/jelly eater).

I am hoping to get some apples to make some apple jelly. I still won't eat a whole batch but I haven't had it in forever.
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:16 PM   #4
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I enjoy eating it, does that count?

I'd love some good gooseberry jam!
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:41 PM   #5
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I don't but my mom does, they grow berries and apples and plums (and the neighbor has cherries) so they've usually got a freezer full of berries and fruit... now I want some homemade apple butter!
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:06 PM   #6
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Yes I do! I don't really know many people that can any more. I won't be getting any fruit this year (everything froze!). I will be making some pickled jalapenos, hot pepper relish and probably a few other things. I hope I find some good fruit to make a little jam.
I usually make peach jam, sometimes chokecherry and an apple jam that my Nona used to make.
I don't eat a whole lot of it, but my family and friends love to receive it as gifts. Last year I gave a jar of jam with a knitted dish cloth wrapped around it as little gifts. Looked really nice.
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:45 PM   #7
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I do!!!! My mom always did it when i was a kid, and as soon as I was allowed to help, I did. When I got married I started doing it myself (just like most things, haha), but now that I'm back I'm looking forward to doing it with her again. We do peach and strawberry every year, sometimes cherry, tomato, blackberry

I *hate* store-bought jam and jelly.
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Old 07-16-2008, 01:33 AM   #8
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I've always wanted to make jalapeņo jam but never got around to it.
(It sounds odd but jalapeņos are good on peanut butter sandwiches.)

I bet I would have a real hard time using that up or giving it away
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Old 07-16-2008, 01:49 AM   #9
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I've made jalapeno jam a few times. Its actually pretty easy. I made tortilla roll ups with it. I took a tortilla, spread cream cheese on it, a thin layer of the jalapeno jam and some thinly sliced ham. Roll up and cut into pieces. Quite yummy!
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Hmm, I have a couple of jalapeno plants in my garden that I was wondering what to do with. Anyone willing to share a recipe for Jalapeno jelly/jam?

I can't imagine what it tastes like, and although I'm not into jalapenos, maybe it'd make good gifts. It'd be fun to try, anyway!
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