Lazy Sunday, The Jam Edition

Just getting to this part took a few hours

Once again it is time to start making a year’s supply of preserves. With all the citrus on sale and nice and ripe, marmalade is a good place to start.

Hopefully this year I will not repeat the mistake of last year and it sets up. Otherwise it will be another year of inventive ways to incorporate marmalade into dinner.

Last year, I also made strawberry preserves, fig jam, peach amaretto jam, blueberry honey jam and blackberry jam. I’ll definitely repeat some of those depending on how the fruit crops are. (Strawberries were early this year.) I’ll be coming up with some new recipes, I hope, too. Now the only other dilemma will be continuing to come up with new ways to photograph all these preserves.

The in-the-pan shots:

Those are the canning jars sterilizing in the background

It will stick if you forget to stir all the time

The ‘Why am I in the bedroom window?’ shot:

Is it tea time already?

The ‘Isn’t Katherine’s handwriting sloppy?’ shot:

Do not stack this way at home

The ‘Be careful pouring or you’ll mess up your John Deere dishtowel’ shot:

So very healthy

The ‘Who puts jam on crackers?’ shot:

Yummy yummy yummy I've got jam in my tummy.

The check out these biscuits shot:

Why is it that bowl there?

OK, seriously, check out these biscuits:

The basket is mine, everyone else can share the one on the plate

Orange you glad you stopped by!

It takes a long time to remove the pith from the peel

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This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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55 Responses to Lazy Sunday, The Jam Edition

  1. Lol ‘berry’ glad that I did! These jams shots look perfect and considering I am posting scones soon I think suit perfectly :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  2. Too funny. You guys are a riot with your captions.

  3. A_Boleyn says:

    Gorgeous assortment of jams and preserves.

  4. As much as I love your recipes, I love your captions even more

  5. Off to make scones to enjoy with some strawberry jam. :-) Mandy

  6. rsmacaalay says:

    I havent made some jam for quite sometime now, this reminds me to make some soon.

  7. peasepudding says:

    Love all the shots…god I don’t remove the pith, I just slice the whole dam citrus fruit and in the pan it goes!

  8. ChgoJohn says:

    You guys crack me up. Like you, I saw the sales and made strawberry preserves a couple of weeks ago. I would never have considered canning anything, ever, had it not been for your encouragement last Summer, Greg. And for that, I’m thankful. :

  9. Awesome post! I was giggling as I was looking through those photos and I bet you guys had a lot of fun shooting this one too. And where did you get such gorgous jars? Does one order these online? I can’t seem to find pretty jars to save me.

  10. you didn’t do an outside in the garden shot… (or a next to the dog shot come to think of it.)

  11. Brilliant – a great way to start a lazy Sunday morning after a very late night!

  12. Carolyn Chan says:

    Love the photo captions lol I went to a Middle Eastern cafe for breakfast this morning and had labneh (yoghurt cheese) with apricot jam on toast and it made me want to make jam!!

  13. I love it when you do posts like this :) brings back fond memories (and naughty cravings) :)

  14. Waiting ever-so-patiently(not) for strawberry season…
    Great photos today!

  15. sallybr says:

    Great post, Greg! Gave me a great smile this morning as I sip my capuccino and try to wake up….

  16. Mad Dog says:

    I love the close up of the jam boiling and pouring into jars – great post!

  17. Amy says:

    This marmalade looks amazing! Orange marmalade is one of my faves :)

  18. Judy says:

    This is the kind of thing I call kitchen therapy … something you can get lost in and let the world melt away. :)

  19. TasteFood says:

    I am so in the mood for lazy, Sunday, and jam.

  20. easybaked says:

    lol— your various photo shots made me chuckle on MY lazy Sunday…..there’s nothing lazy about making preserves though….yikes! Lots of hard work (so worth it…but hard work!) Beautiful and entertaining post :)

  21. billpeeler says:

    All that jam looks awesome – jamtastic! And those are some seriously delicious-looking biscuits. Great post!

  22. Wow- you need to make some old fashion scones and clotted cream… any of your jams would make a fab twist on an old English classic!

  23. ceciliag says:

    You guys are hilarious, bet you had fun putting this together! And do you remember the marmalade chicken! well you know why!! c

  24. This all looks just wonderful and my kind of Sunday breakfast. Blackberry anything is my favorite.

  25. Karen says:

    It sounds like you had a very steamy day in the kitchen for you and Katherine.

  26. You guys are a riot. Have you ever seen that AFN “Asian Food Network” show called- Good chef- bad chef. They are always joking around and you guys remind me of them. By the way, what is the jam doing in the bedroom? LOL

  27. nrhatch says:

    Looking GOOD! :D

  28. nancyc says:

    This is inspiring me to do some canning-I’ve only attempted it once, and it didn’t turn out well! Maybe I will give it another try! Nice photos, too!

  29. Michelle says:

    Very impressive! I made a couple of batches of orange marmalade back when the Seville oranges were here and it just about killed me. Can’t wait for the strawberry, blackberry and peach seasons, though. Much easier.

  30. Oooh, this is making me want to get my preservin’ on! My favorite picture is the John Deere dishtowel one – where did you get that thing?!

  31. Kristy says:

    Love all the photo captions here! And I love the preserves – especially on crackers. I used to eat it at my Grandma’s that way all the time. :)

  32. niasunset says:

    WOW! This was great job… Thank you dear Rufus… You are amazing. With my love, nia

  33. aFrankAngle says:

    Outstanding … and i know have a breakfast urge.

  34. zestybeandog says:

    Awesome! I love all the different shots too.

  35. Love this post and you can just send me a little jar of each – please – thank you!

  36. I wish it was Jam Time in our house, but alas there is no time for such endeavors.

  37. Omg I Love the bedroom window shot,it’s so beautiful! I am going to try to in corporate eau de nil and orange somewhere, new favourite thing!!

  38. Hilarious captions! The bedroom window was my favorite…

    Have never canned. Going to try my hand at it when the peaches arrive this year. :)

  39. What tasty looking jam! But, all that chopping? Jebus!

  40. mydearbakes says:

    Wow, Rufus! Love all your post, interesting and very humorous too! =)

  41. Purely.. Kay says:

    My mother was just atlking about makign some prserves.. I definitely have to send her this link for her to read this. Yours came out great

  42. egg me on says:

    Wow. How you guys spend a lazy Sunday is nothing like the way I spend a lazy Sunday. Yours are A LOT more productive. Good stuff. Good luck with this year’s batch!

  43. My only attempt at Jam was a total disaster! I am so impressed by your variety of jams you make. Personally, I love to eat my marmalade in the bedroom…ON CRACKERS!

  44. You had me at the title!! Loved this one today!! And now I think I need to make some marmalade and brush up on my food styling a bit:)

  45. Jessica says:

    So many jam (photo) sessions! Do you have loquats there? It was a good year for them here and everyone’s been making jelly with them. Except for me.

  46. You are crackin’ me up with your photo captions! Everything looks so yummy and the photography is beautiful!
    Happy Canning!
    Beth

  47. onewomaninaricefield says:

    Great photos, great post, great big pot of jealousy brewing over here because *I* want to make my own jam now too! Why don’t you do a jam giveaway so I can try to win? :) hehe

  48. I can’t be bothered with making marmalade…it looks like too lengthy a process and I pick out the peel anyway! Your photo captions made me chuckle though and the marmalade looks fabulous in those tall patterned jars.

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