Category Archives: Jams and Jellies

Wild Plum Jelly

Across the small field that had originally been his grandparents’ kitchen garden when my father was a boy was a thicket of wild plums. Our home was on the southwest forty of my great-grandparents’ farm, which had been sold off … Continue reading

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Chokecherry Jelly

“Woof!” said the bear and raced north. “Woof!” said my mother as she ran south. My father thought it was funny. He loved telling the story of how Mom was so focused on picking blackberries that she didn’t notice the … Continue reading

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Wild Raspberry Jam

When I got back to the cabin from trimming one of the trails, I found a note on the table from Jerri that said simply, “11:20 Gone a-berrying.” Whenever I see that expression I am reminded of Walden. Thoreau wrote … Continue reading

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Orange Marmalade

Orange marmalade makes a welcome addition to any breakfast table. Even if you happen not to like the flavor, the wonderful orange color makes a cheerful contrast to the reds, purples and blues of other jams and jellies often set … Continue reading

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Cranberry Raspberry Jam

Wild raspberry jam is one of our favorites.  Most years we have picked enough to make two or three  batches plus plenty of fresh berries to top ice cream on hot days. But when summer rains fail to arrive on … Continue reading

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