Saturday, January 17, 2009

Jam...apricot jam...

I have had the urge to make jam ever since apricots came into season and it's been agony waiting until the height of the season, when the fruit is at it's peak (or just past as works best for apricots I have found).

Yesterday while out shopping I found some jam apricots at the fruit market...very ripe, very soft and perfect for jam making...at $2.99/kilo, even better given that eating apricots were around $9.00/kilo. I used Maggie Beer's recipe from her book Maggie's Harvest...a gorgeous book I refer to regularly to use an ingredient in season.

Here are the fruits (pun fully intended) of my labour...


Am going to head out to the bakery tomorrow morning (or even better, send someone else) for a loaf of sourdough rye and enjoy it on toast for breakfast.

Oh yum...

8 comments:

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

I second your yum! I have such fond memories of watching my mother and my grandmother make freezer jam growing up - I can't wait to have just enough free time to give it a try!

Watercolor said...

Apricot jam is my favorite!!!!!!! I'll bet yours is so much better than store bought. sigh. Enjoy!

buddha_girl said...

Oooooooh I am envious! It's the dead of COLD winter here in the states. I'm a jam-making whore suring the WARM summer here. I am on my very last Mason jar of strawberry-rhubarb preserves.

What a beautiful sight to behold - your apricot jam!

Jen said...

Sensational! I am looking after a friends property with fruit dripping from the trees and an invitation to 'pick anything that looks ripe'. Now I have inspiration + recipies! thanks for both:)

Lynda said...

It looks fantastic!

Kori said...

Sigh, it is gorgeous, as is the mention of the sourdough rye bread to go along with it....makes me think of summer!

Kel said...

hi kerrie..if only i like apricot jam..cant help but go nooo!!! what a waste of apricots! hehe. just wanted to say i have sent you a few emails to your addy and not sure if any have made it???

katty said...

This blog is wonderful and interesting, i really enjoyed reading!!! i must to say the apricot is delicious and contain many vitamin. That is why i prefer to eat it frequently. Actually when i bought my house through
costa rica homes for sale i didn´t see an apricot tree. Now i am really happy.