Jammin’ with Kennedy!!

I am off work today so Carolyn and I went to Walnut Drive Gardens and got some red and black raspberries. They were beautiful it was a shame to eat them! One of our daughter in law’s favorite jam is triple berry made with strawberries, black and red raspberries. I don’t do anything fancy just follow the directions with the pectin package. When you crush the berries and start to cook them down the smells are outrageous. I remember helping my Grandmother can jams when I was a child and this always brings back those great memories. It is like she is next to me when I am doing this. So now we have Granddaughters who will be finding out if they like the triple berry jam soon! I put up 28 jars. Can everyone guess what they will be getting for Christmas? Oh and no Kennedy as usual did not help, but he did lay on the floor in the way.

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About Kim Galizio

I am involved in 2 blogs. For Lettuce Never Squash Our Love - I have a great desire to support our local farm community and joining a CSA was one way to do that. In the process we found it fascinating to explore what we can do with our CSA box and what others are doing as well. For Lean is Good - My first exposure to lean was in 1991 as TPM coordinator for 10 years at a rubber manufacturing facility. I love the blues both playing and listening being part of the Kent music scene for many years. I will plug the Kent Stage for Folk and Blues shows and go see 15-60-75 the numbers band whenever they are playing it will be worth it.

15 thoughts on “Jammin’ with Kennedy!!

  1. jeffchild

    Kim – you’re amazing. That pot of boiling berries is one of the coolest pictures I have ever seen. Is the smell outrageous in a good way or in a strange sort of mixture way? I think it is so cool to see what a hard day’s work can produce. You’ll have that great jam all winter long when there’s no way you could get as good of a taste from store bought stuff.

    1. Kim Galizio Post author

      What could be bad about strawberries and raspberries cooking down in sugar. The smell is out of this world. I was eating berries the whole time and having to taste test more than required because the smell was killing me.

      1. jeffchild

        Ha – that’s what I assumed but you know I’ve never smelled three types of berries boiling down into jam before. Very fun!

  2. andrewsbeth

    Kim, I love all the jars lined up. That looks so beautiful. I know how good your jams are. I think you meant 27 jars. I know one has GP’s name on it right now, if I show him this picture! “Hey hon, I’d like a little of that jam Kim maded…”

    1. Kim Galizio Post author

      I also have one in the fridge that did not get canned that was the pot scrapings from each batch. I think it is cracker and jam time.

  3. theneighborboys

    Those pictures are so beautiful that they border on food porn. I can practically smell the fruit from our couch – or maybe you just have your windows open and I actually can smell it?!

    1. Kim Galizio Post author

      Actually Tom you may have been really smelling the fruit!! Carolyn mentioned that with the exhaust fan on in the kitchen you could smell it outside!

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