Saturday, 12 December 2009


I made this jar of jam the other day, using loganberries from our back garden. It's tangy and delicious, but it's spoilt me for supermarket jam, which is gelatinous and tastes like sugar. There are so many reasons to grow our own food.


  1. You are so right. Some jam is all jelly and no jam. Your loganberry jam looks scrumptious!!!

  2. I am all for it...been doing for over 40 years the kids and grand kids now....(silly me ..should be making them make their own..only they suck me in by saying it never tastes the same as yours Mum!!!)
    i love the whole process..the picking, the preparation and the smell of it cooking...right throught to the jars all lined up setting on the bench...YES so much better for you too.....

  3. Have to agree to we grow most of our own fruit and veg and store for most of the year.
    Found my puppy dont pick her up till after Christmas though she is a Maltese poodle cross does that make her a maltippodle LOL
    any ideas of good names for small girlie dogs??

  4. That jam looks amazing lulu!
    I get my fix of home-made jam from a shelf in our little local post office! A local lady supplies bits and pieces, and my favourite is her 3 fruit marmalade, which has big luscious pieces in it! Sublime!
    I agree, supermarket jam is no jam at all really!

  5. Yum, yum, yum! Nothing is as good as homemade jam!
    The only jam-worthy fruit we have growing are apricots and the tree is absolutely loaded with green fruit. Can't wait. Even though boiling it means summer days over a hot stove, lol!


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