Sunday, July 20, 2008

Hey blackberry, how you taste so sweet

Well, the girls are planning on coming over in a few weeks to make some blackberry jam and other assorted blackberry treats once the berries come into full swing, so I decided to practice making some jam. Here are the pics of that experience. Only got 4 jars full but they all set and sealed properly. Yippee!

I am also modeling the Emmeline Apron spoken of in a previous post. The kitchen as you see is ALL white and black which I can't stand. Soon, like in the next year, I will have some color...probably a deep red...we'll see.

After the jam, I went on to try to make my very first pie from scratch. The dough is currently chilling in the fridge for an apple and blackberry filling. Wish me luck!


naphtali said...

it all sounds amazing!!! i love making jam, but more than that - PIE! i wish i could come by for a scone w/ and sample your jam and then stay all day and then have some of your pie. goodness! (i'm sure you have some great crust recipes, but if you want some of my fave, let me know!!) oh how i want to be you right now!

valerie said...

hi honey, i am so proud of you baby. just wish i was there to give you a big hug! love, mom

Jmae said...

This sounds soo good right now! I'm out of butter right now and can't bring myself to eat jam w/out butter! yikes-bad I know.
Loving the apron-it's a fav of mine. Did you sew this or buy it?
Oh-and my kitchen is pretty plain too-all white w silver accents. I've added deep red and a light green here and there with black. It works for now. Can't wait to see what you do with it later!