When summer is approaching, I start contemplating visits to local farms to collect some berries and fruits for my jams and preserves. Over the past few years I have cooked many scrumptious jams, but every summer I have developed more unique recipes. Without having some homemade preserves on the shelf any house is not complete.
When we cook breakfasts on a weekend my kids like to pick their favorite jams and syrups for waffles and pancakes. Sometimes we have our breakfast outside on the porch and freshly made berry jams are an important part of it, just like they are part of any summer sweet gatherings.
Jams are not difficult to make and if you have never done it before, it is worth a try. Select a simple recipe and go for it! Make a small batch, just enough to serve with tea and biscuits - you will find it rewarding and very pleasing.
Melon Jam with Candied Ginger and Lemon Peel
Vanilla Rum Plum Jam
Fresh Strawberries in Vanilla Syrup
Candied Lemon Zest
Homemade Sour Cherry Jam
Apricot Jam with Lavender