Monday, June 20, 2011

We Be Jammin'

2 kinds of blueberry jam with apple onion compote in the background.  It was a very yummy day!

I was quite the domestic diva yesterday.  Dad has been telling me for weeks that he wanted more of my spiced blueberry jam but I have not been motivated to make it for him.  Seeing as it was Father's Day, it seemed only right to just make my papa some jam.  Sort of the least I could do seeing as how my gift that I ordered a month ago is back-ordered (Dad could care less mind you, but I am annoyed to no end).

I actually made two different kinds.  The normal spiced blueberry (I add cinnamon, cloves and ginger) and then a batch that I made up on the fly (this is where things usually go really really wrong for me in the jam department, my friends!).  I made a blueberry banana jam.  Let me just tell you, it's really really good!  Or it's really really good as long as you like both blueberries and bananas, I guess. 

I could not believe that both turned out OK.  I have the worst luck getting things to jell properly.  I can follow directions to the T and not have them jell.  And then I go and completely make up a recipe like Blueberry Banana jam and it works out great.  Go figure!

Also, let me just add this to the list of what to do with the black frozen bananas in my freezer door waiting to be used.  Check!

So may I let y'all in on a little quirk about myself?  I love making jams and kitchen goodies but I don't actually consume many of them.  I just don't eat a lot of jam.  About twice a year I have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  And I sometimes eat it on Greek yogurt or oatmeal.  But that's about it.  I make it for the sake of making it and then give it away.  Strange, I know. 


KatiePerk said...

THis post cracked me up. I also makes jam, and rarely if ever eat it myself!!!!

JulesTX said...

Your jams sound delicous.

Funny thing is that I was thinking of making raspberry jam this week.

Wendy said...

Yummy! My Hubs would love the blueberry banana jam... It sounds delightfully different.

CanadianPrep said...

Ooo, the spiced blueberry jam sounds divine! I've never made jam myself, but it's apparently a common activity amongst my group of friends oddly enough. And have you ever tried jam in your smoothie? Or even pancake batter? I add it to both, and they really can add a nice extra punch of flavor to my smoothies and pancakes. I also hardly ever use jam, so it's a good way to use up the jar of smuckers i have stashed in the back of my fridge.

Paula@SweetPea said...

Spiced blueberry jam sounds delicious! I enjoy making jam and it is great for gifts.

Rosy Smith said...

wow yummy yummy Spiced blueberry!!! can't control myself...
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