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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

The art of Jamming

If he wasn't married, Bacon would've been thought of by some people as gay. Very gay. He cooks,he cleans,he arranges flowers in the house, color-coordinate my clothes....all the happy housewifey stuff that I am too lazy to do due to the fact that I have grown up with maids...and even when I was maid-less, can't be bothered to do all that. Apart from that, Bacon can also do electrical and plumbing around the house, put together shoeracks,mow the lawn...all husbandy things that I *pretend* to not be able to do.

One of Bacon's skills is the granny-like art of jam making. When the wife is not around, he made some cherry jam...and this time around, I've managed to document the art of making jam:

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Blackberries on a bush

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Picking

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ta-da!

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picked raspberries

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blackcurrants from our garden

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Stuff them all in a pan and boil away

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Add apples-they have pectin which what gels your jam together

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mulch it

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When boiled, add sugar. He uses the type with pectin in it as well so it is more jelly-like.The only part of the recepie that needs to be rememebered: The weight of the sugar should equate the weight of the fruit

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...and a stupid grin

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Cool it for 30mins in the pan

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And pour in glass containers!!!!

Ta-da! Now YC needs to design me jam jars labels.

7 Comments:

Blogger mooiness said...

So sweeeeet! Err, pun. Yes. :D

8/16/2006 01:55:00 PM  
Blogger sourrain said...

I made some as well, and mine turned out to be super-sour raspberry jam.I felt so aunty stirring the fruits..bleah.

8/16/2006 03:40:00 PM  
Blogger Kynne said...

Woh! Hi Mili! Thanks for stopping by. :) And no lah, never stopped blogging, was too busy with leaving work and then going back to school. Kena break for a bit while I got settled down. :(

Saya suka the pics of fruits and the jamming session! Too bad I can't stretch out my fingers through the monitor and pick the fruits like Willy Wonka, haha!

I wonder if I can make the same with non-fresh picked berries aka buy from the supermarket. Surely doesn't taste the same? Chet. This is the disadvantage living in a concrete jungle. Humid one at that.

8/17/2006 07:27:00 AM  
Blogger sourrain said...

Kynne: Glad you liked em. NOOOO do NOT use the berries from the supermarket to make jam; because it's really not worth it.Expensive la the jam...

In our lovely tropical countries,berries are very expensive due to the distance travelled..you would need around 500g of fruits to make a jar of jam..

Then again, if you don't mind paying a fortune to end up with one jar,then it's good.If you have the chance to buy overly ripe fruits (which they usually sell for cheaper) then all the better.

8/17/2006 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous dreymer said...

what a lucky wife!!!!!!!!!! i want i want!!

8/17/2006 03:23:00 PM  
Blogger sourrain said...

Jam or husband?

Jam comes with labels..husband dont even come with instructions..:(

8/17/2006 03:52:00 PM  
Blogger YC said...

one jam jar label coming up (soon.....)

xx

8/26/2006 06:45:00 PM  

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