One of my earliest childhood memories is watching my mother bake bread and make raspberry jam. We had a large raspberry patch in our backyard. Every summer we would harvest thousands of raspberries and Mom would make the tastiest jams.
Lately my wife and I have been experimenting with mason jars. We got a book from the library, “250 Home Preserving Favorites,” by Yvonne Tremblay. Yvonne has a section of her book dedicated to getting people interested in making jam with a microwave. Seriously it takes less than 30 minutes and it only takes four ingredients. So check out my Sunday morning project. It’s not how Mom used to make it, but it turned out darn tasty.
By the way, my lovely wife Jen made whole grain bread today. Our family will enjoy a homemade bonanza this afternoon: raspberry jam, homemade peanut butter and fresh baked bread. How cool is that?