Friday, June 24, 2011

Getting my home-making on

Dear readers, I must tell you, last weekend I home-maked like a BOSS.



I made JAM!!!!



Made from peaches.



That were food-processored.



Then packed up to give to friends.



It was my first time making jam, I was inspired by this recipe but followed the instructions on the sure-jell pectin (which I'd recommend, they are easy to understand and it turned out great!). Other than the fact that we got sugary peach slurry all over the countertop when trying to pour it into the jam jars.



I started to hand-write the labels on post-its-notes, but then I thought "if I'm effing MAKING JAM FROM SCRATCH I can get out the typewriter like a respectable crafty person."



Also I made bread! From scratch!



We don't have a cooling rack, so I use a metal trivet. Resourceful, I am. And, judging by the smiles from my friends, they thought the bread and jam turned out pretty good.

33 comments:

Amy said...

Peach jam AND homemade bread? Dang, guuurl! ;)

Allison said...

Awesome! I don't think I've ever had peach jam... if it's anything like Peaches Foster then I'm sure I'll like it. Nice home-making!

sassy said...

Wow, you are a domestic goddess! I love the type written labels. I bet the jam and bread together is yummy.

Heaven Kim said...

Fabulous.. I wanna made my own jam too!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mattlima said...

you dont know me but wow! this looks really good! i want sum !!!!!

Muhammad Mishbah said...

nice post! :)

Web Designer Bahrain said...

Wow..its really nice.I always prefer the home made things for my family.I also try different ides to make the best use of the things.Thanks for sharing

Rachele said...

Oy! Get in my belly!

Star said...

First the homemade jam, then the homemade bread...all made my mouth water! I'm sure it was heavenly. I used a locally available pectin product to make lemon marmelade, once. It was amazingly easy, mostly because it was the "eat this all up right away" technique...everything was cooked and cleaned thoroughly, but it doesn't involve sterilizing the jars, or putting the filled jars through a water bath. Didn't seem to be difficult to finish it all up within a day, or two, though.... Thanks for a fun post!

CurvyEveryday said...

Holy cow, you weren't kidding, you little homemaker. Yumm, nothing better than fresh bread.

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The Writers, Photographers, and Chefs said...

Love the home made bread and your blog. I'm now following and will visit again soon. In the meantime please check out my blogs on my profile especially: thechocoaholic.blogspot.com
Best Regards,
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amonkeyfatshionista said...

Wow! I am envious of your home-making skills! I just don't have the patience. The jam looks yummy!

bizandlegis said...

Amazing blog, Really good blog in all sense

Good pictures nice layout
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Kája said...

It's a great idea! You're really handy :) I would like to taste that jam. It must be yummy!!

Landsay said...

Nice yaaaa...
Love it !!!!

u are?

lladybugg said...

I love making bread but don't have the time or energy ... which of course means I have never made the jam to go with it but have always wanted to.

This looks wonderful.

I took a gander back a few posts and I think I'll be back. :)
Have a great day.

Popsy said...

hey there! I'm in love with your blog :)

I'm not a fan of jams but I go loko over bread.. haha..

Found your blog in Blog of Note.. Congrats! I followed you!

Jodi said...

Haha i was about to say the same, Popsy.
I found your blog in Blog of Note too! Haha
You;re pretty interesting to read! :)

Breaking News Editor said...

I think this is a fantastic blog - I'm well pleased that I've managed to find it online. Good job at promoting such a natural and feel-good vibe. I'm from 888ladies and it's a great blog for ladies to kick back and chill Pz and kudos!

Levonne said...

Congrats on being a blog of note! I want some of that bread and jam. YUMMMMM! Come on over and visit when you have a minute - A Camp Host's Meanderings.

Rebecca said...

Goodness gracious, a big welcome to all of the new commenters and readers!

Meredith said...

adorable! very inspiring. now i just need a typewriter...

ヤザキ 風巻き said...

oh my :o looks so good :S
you make me wanna eat so bad.....LOL
hungry right now...HAHAHAHAHAHA

Scribblers Inc said...

I know New Delhi, India could be a little distant, but could I be on the jam mailing list the next time? Pretty please? I don't accept anonymous friend requests, but accepting anonymous bottles of home made jelly is another story! :D

Great blog and congratulations on making it to The Blog of Note.

Wishes
Scribblers Inc.

Theres just life said...

Congratulations on the homemade jam and bread and being Blog of Note!!!

Pamela Jo
http://theresjustlifeyaliveit.blogspot.com

Sparkle said...

that looks yummy!! www.loud-sparkly-music.blogspot.com
mmmmm...you make me hungry

Dmarie said...

LOVE it...you are most generous with your talents. I'm so new to jam making (other than freezer jam), that I'll probably covet and jealously reserve every jar. ;)

geetabix said...

Impressive - both jam and bread look delicious!

Zinn said...

I've got to figure out how to make bread! It looks so delicious!!! Yum :)

Kyla said...

OH, SO COOL!!! I want to do that stuff so badly! Only I really want to make blackberry jam, since we have blackberries growing everywhere right now...

I'm so impressed by your craftiness. Got any other tips for people who wish to make homemade jam and bread? Like what canning equipment is best to buy, where to buy the pectin, and what type of flour you used? After all, you said the bread was very yummy, but was it wheat, white, or something else? Potato bread? Beer bread?

Lol. Sorry to overwhelm you with questions. But you got me all excited! I love this sort of thing, but am a rank beginner. Everything I know about canning and making homemade bread, I learned from books.

Anyway, thanks for the great post! Have a great day! And enjoy your bread and jam!

Rev. Tiny said...

Are you familiar with the concept of kneading? your bread looked...um...not gonna say how it looked, im sure it was tasty. Ill just say that youll be amazed and pleased with the results if next time you make bread you try this: after the dough has initially risen, on a lightly floured counter top for two to three minutes fold the dough in half,press, turn a quarter turn, repeat. if your dough is sticky dont be afraid to add a little flour. when it its done the dough should have a smooth stretchy texture. roll into a ball by tucking up under the bottom, then allow it to rise. your finished bread will have a smooth soft crust and a soft even texture.

realize_013 said...

nice i love home made jams haha hope its great makin it by yourself

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