Friday, February 6, 2009

29 bottles of jam on the wall...



So if your gunna get hot, you may as well get REALLY hot. This morning I got up early and picked almost 3 kg of blackberries and spent most of the day (after a most enjoyable airconditioned brunch with da family at A Bite to Eat) cooking up two batches of blackberry and one batch of plum jam.

All in all 29 bottles. It looks like 3 didnt vacum seal, so I will rebottle and then put them through the vacolla again tomorrow. The rest are all fabulous with little sucky down lids.


The biggest hippy found me a whole basket of second hand jars with perfect lids at revolve and I ended up buying some lovely ones over the internets.






While on the one hand the temperature got to 34 degrees inside today before dropping to 33, outside the temperature was over 40 so I guess we can't complain too much!



Does anyone remember Michelle Shocked's Strawberry Jam song? Get out the giutars (YEE HAAA)



Saturday morning found me itching

To get on over to my grandma's kitchen

[And what you gonna do, honey]

The sweetest little berries was cooking up right

And then we'd put them in a canning jar and seal them up tight



We were making jam

[What kind?]

Strawberry jam, that's what kind

[Aw, the good kind]

Yeah, if you want the best jam

You gotta make your own





We have Smucker's, Welches, Knotts Berry Farm

But a little homemade jam never did a body no harm

A little local motion is all we need

To close down these corporate jam factories





We'll be making jam

Strawberry jam, mmmm-mm

If you want the best jam

You gotta make your own

(Make that jam Doc, show 'em how it's done)





Yeah, we have a little revolution sweeping the land

Now once more everybody's making homemade jam

So won't you call your friends up on the telephone

You invite 'em on over, you make some jam of your own





You'll be making jam

Strawberry jam

If you want the best jam

You gotta make your own



(Go on Jerry, let the jelly roll)

(Jerry's makin' jam)

(That's Mark O'ConnorHe likes jam too)

[Aw yeah, as sweet as strawberry jam, honey]

(Uh-ha)



Saturday morning found me itching

To get on over to my grandma's kitchen

Where the sweetest little berries were cooking up right

And then we'd put them in a canning jar and seal them up tight





We was making jam

Strawberry jam, that's what kind

If you want the best jam

You gotta make your own





Aw, one more time

Oh, makin' that jam

Yeah, Strawberry jam

If you want the best jam

You gotta make your own




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