Red Currant Jelly and Raspberry Jam







Berry Good Days... Last week was a LOT more time in the kitchen! Our red currant bush gave us sooo many good berries this year and I made jelly with most of them. Eight jars are tucked away in the freezer now.

And our red raspberry bushes gave us a phenomenal amount of berries too... I lost count weighing things out! Raspberry jam made from our own berries is one of my favorite things to eat for breakfast on toast! There were also plenty of berries just to eat. A healthy dessert in summer is fresh raspberries topped with some plain yogurt, a drizzle of honey, and sprinkled with a little mint. I used some dried mint from our garden. 

What fruits of the season are you savoring right now?! 


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  1. Your jams/preserves look lovely Tracy! We are enjoying blueberries and blackberries at the moment. They are very early! Love you! xoxo

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    1. Thanks, Marie! We'd like to get a pair of blueberry bushes next year... all the more for more jam! ;)

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  2. ohmygosh! they're little jewels. you surely are makin' your mama proud!!! LOL!
    I'm still loving the strawberries. I just never tire of them.
    fresh or in smoothies.

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    1. The red currant jelly has a lovely red-rosy glow, doesn't it... very jewel-like. Almost too pretty to eat... almost. ;) Our strawberries when fast. This heatwave we've been having for weeks and weeks made the strawberry season seem very short... but still tasty!

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  3. Redcurrant has to be the most amazing shade of red ever! I had my first crop of redcurrants this year. There is something amazing about turning your very own home grown things into practical year round food. Are you feeling like a pioneer woman doing all these amazing foodie things?

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    1. I do think often about our foremothers and all they had to do to keep their families fed and going, through all seasons. It is humbling to consider it all... We have many more modern conveniences to help, and I do take advantage of those... LOL! But it do feel the connection with woman past while in the kitchen. :)

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  4. Oh Tracy, it all looks so delish! Love those raspberries, especially and how fun to have your own jam. I'm really glad you got a good crop!

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    1. LOVE red raspberries... anything with raspberry! It has been a joy to enjoy this berry year! :)

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  5. I am so glad that you have these berries, what a blessing!!! I love Raspberry jam so much!!! and that yogurt sounds delicious!!! So glad for these blessings for you! Sending a big HUG to you Tracy!!! :) ps: I hope to get some plums next week and make a plum torte! Today we had a delicious peach, I had forgotten how good a just ripened on tastes!!!

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    1. Oooo... an plum torte, Elizabeth! I hope you'll share a recipe? ;) Peaches... I miss real, ripe peaches. They are hard to come by here, and the ones at the supermarkets, etc. are imported and usually not ripe enough. I dream of a greenhouse, and able to grown a peach tree, and a lemon tree! :)))

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  6. Your Red current Jelly and raspberry jam sounds so good. I love Raspberry jam so much. It is one of my favorite. I love it on toast and sometimes with peanut butter. I think that looking the 8 jars of jelly can bring such a feeling of satisfaction in a job well done. I used to love bottling many years ago and would feel so good looking at the bottles on the counter.
    Loved the photos; it all looks so delicious.
    Sending loving thoughts and hugs your way! Big blessings for you sweet sister in Christ~

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    1. Peanut butter and raspberry jam is a favorite here too! mmm... It is a happy feeling to be able to put up delicious food to enjoy later... winter soul food made in summer. :)

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