Hello and welcome to another My Week on Wednesday!
Now, some of you may know that I have a teeny-tiny jam-making problem. In that I LOVE to make jam and that I have a slightly unrealistic idea of how much jam I really need to make in any given summer. Or, rather how much jam my family can realistically consume (or give away) in any given winter.
Even if I send these Jammy Gummy Bites with the kids for lunch every single day!
So when I see a new recipe that combines ingredients in ways I haven’t heard of, or at least haven’t tried before, the first thing I want to do is run out and make that new jam.
And since I firmly believe that you can never have too many awesome jam recipes on your “to try” list, I have I have collected thirteen jam recipes that I want to make this summer. Some of these recipes are my own “tried and true” recipes from previous summers… and some are new ones that I have collected from my friends over at the Homestead Bloggers Network, and some of my other favorite bloggers.
13 Jam Recipes
Forsythia Dandelion Jelly from The Homestead Lady — I knew you could make jelly from dandelions, but I had no idea you could add forsythia into the mix!
Rhubarb Mint Jam from Homespun Seasonal Living — in addition to a jam-making problem, I also have a mint-taking-over-the-backyard problem. They mean it when they suggest that you only grow mint in containers!
Honey Sweetened Strawberry Vanilla Jam from Homespun Seasonal Living — Strawberry jam is my sister-in-law’s favorite! Adding vanilla makes it sound like heaven!
Raspberry Cherry Conserve from Homespun Seasonal Living — I’ve never tried a conserve before, and really think I should
Blueberry Currant Jam from Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers — This one is (obviously) mine, and it is delicious; I am definitely making it again!
Spicy Blueberry Jam from Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers — This is a family favorite, too!
A Little Jar of Sunshine: Golden Plum Cinnamon Ginger Jam from Building a Frog — I found this recipe last year and cannot figure out exactly how I managed to not make it! It is on the “must” list for this year!
Honey Peach Jam from Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers — Another family favorite!
Homemade Pear Jam from Chickadee Homestead — Yum!
Crabapple Jelly from Yearning & Learning — My grandmother used to make crabapple jelly, but I never have. Come to think of it, I don’t even remember what it tasted like
Seedless Elderberry Apple Jam from One Acre Farm — Because unless you are completely dead, elderberries can fix it.
Apple Prune Preserves from Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers — My kids haven’t forgiven me for not making a double batch of this last year. Apparently it was their absolute, all-time, favorite jam ever. And we ran out. Oops!
Cranberry Orange Marmalade from Prudent Living on the Home Front — I am not a fan of store-bought marmalade, but niece made some that was delicious! And I love the cranberry-orange combination!
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I cannot WAIT to make jam again! Thanks for sharing some awesome-sounding recipes. 🙂
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