Friday, June 14, 2013

Jams

Hubby is out mowing, first we had to take the blades off and sharpen them from all the hard things that get hit out there (rocks).

Yesterday the temperature got to 58 degrees and we received some rain so we didn't have to worry about watering the garden today.  I had already hand watered the raised herb beds and then it rained lol, today we're 60 deg.  Each day is supposed to be warmer Sunday is supposed to be 79 and then back to the 60's for the rest of the week or cooler.

I also managed to get 2 batches of apple jams made, I ran out of pint jars :(.  Apple Marmalade and Apple Banana Bread Jam.

Apple Banana Bread Jam
3 cups apples, peeled, cored, sliced and cut into 1 inch to 1/2 pieces
1 cup water
3 cups mashed ripe bananas
1 package or 4 tablespoons pectin
1 tablespoon lemon juice
4 cups white granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Put the apple pieces in a large pot with the water and cook covered for 10 minutes stirring once in a while to help not stick to pot.  Then add the banana and boil for 5 more minutes stirring to not stick.  Uncover and add the pectin bring to boiling and biol 2 minutes.  Add spices, lemon juice and sugar.  Bring to boil and boil 5 minutes stirring to not stick.  Pour into clean jars, put on lids and rings and process in water bath or steam caner 20 minutes for pints.

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