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Old 08-15-2015, 02:29 PM
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Default Jam Season 2015...

As you may or not know... I'm a grade-u-ate of jam and jelly class...

So yesterday was the hottest day of summer here so far, so what did I do ??
Stayed inside and cooked jam.... Real smart eh....

Anyway, I had a 10lb box of blueberries, my Ball Blue Book of Canning, and my certificate from class taped to the cupboard door... So I went for it....

Turned out GREAT.... Now I have 15 jars of sealed jam, and the one partial jar I'm eating out of... Guess what everyone I know is getting for x-mas...

Today is to be as hot and muggy again... I have a few ripe peaches and a bunch of canned peaches on hand..... Guess what I'm going to try.. ??

Good luck...
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Old 08-15-2015, 04:01 PM
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I actually miss jam making time. I would help Mrs. Coaltrain mostly because of the sheer volume. When she was selling at the farmers market her average was 1500 jars a year.

We found the jars would seal better in cooler/dryer weather. On hot humid days we would get more duds than normal.

Nothing like the sound of the jars lids popping afterwards!
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