Making Jam

When I was growing up, my family would make strawberry and raspberry freezer jam every summer. My Nanny Gillmore would always give me a bottle (or two!) to take home and put on my toast, or better yet, fresh homemade bread from the farm market. It always tasted especially sweet when Nanny would surprise me with a bottle from the freezer in the dead of winter. There really was nothing better than the taste of summer on your breakfast toast in January! I haven’t made my own jam in years because the Certo wasn’t available in Australia, so it felt all the more special to be able to make it for my own freezer this year. It’s a tradition I’m really looking forward to picking back up again, now that we’re back in Canada and can’t wait for it to bring the same kind of pleasure to my own children that it did to me when I was young. In the meantime, I’m looking forward to labeling the jars with pretty labels and a nice ribbon and sharing with a few people I love. After all, one of the best parts of the tradition seems to be in sharing and giving the jammy goodness!

2 responses

  1. Freezer jam is the best! My mom always makes strawberry freezer jam and it usually lasts us through the winter. It’s such a great way to bring a little sweetness to the cold winters (I’m a fellow Canadian, by the way). Thanks for reminding me of it!

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