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  1. #1
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Raspberry Jam

    Yesterday we went around the corner to the berry farm and picked 3
    quarts of raspberries. It was the first day of their season and the
    picking was pretty easy. We came home and made two batches of jam.


    I was thinking a couple weeks ago when I was making strawberry jam that
    raspberry jam is so much easier because there is no hulling and slicing
    to worry about, just crush them in the pot, add sugar and boil. But as
    I was picking them I couldn't help but think that strawberries fill a
    basket a lot faster than raspberries do.

    At any rate, the jam turned out well. I had a bunch of large jars and
    used them instead of the smaller ones. No need to use a dozen and a half
    small jars when 4 large and two smaller ones will do. I am not planning
    on giving them out to everyone. I am going to hard them for myself.

  2. #2
    Ranée at Arabian Knits Guest

    Default Re: Raspberry Jam

    In article <YOJWn.341544$[email protected] >,
    Dave Smith <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Yesterday we went around the corner to the berry farm and picked 3
    > quarts of raspberries. It was the first day of their season and the
    > picking was pretty easy. We came home and made two batches of jam.


    Yum! Although, I do prefer making it seedless and that takes time.
    It's too early for raspberries here, but soon.

    > At any rate, the jam turned out well. I had a bunch of large jars and
    > used them instead of the smaller ones. No need to use a dozen and a half
    > small jars when 4 large and two smaller ones will do. I am not planning
    > on giving them out to everyone. I am going to hard them for myself.


    I've come to that conclusion myself. We use the smaller jars for
    gifts, but a half pint jar for a family of eight just doesn't go that
    far. I use pint jars for us now, half pints and four ounce jars for
    gifts.

    Regards,
    Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13

    http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

  3. #3
    Roy Guest

    Default Re: Raspberry Jam

    On Jul 2, 1:23*pm, Ranée at Arabian Knits <arabiankn...@gmail.com>
    wrote:
    > In article <YOJWn.341544$nI2.159...@unlimited.newshosting.com >,
    > *Dave Smith <adavid.sm...@sympatico.ca> wrote:
    >
    > > Yesterday we went around the corner to the berry farm and picked 3
    > > quarts of raspberries. It was the first day of their season and the
    > > picking was pretty easy. We came home and made two batches of jam.

    >
    > * *Yum! *Although, I do prefer making it seedless and that takes time. *
    > It's too early for raspberries here, but soon.
    >
    > > At any rate, the jam turned out well. *I had a bunch of large jars and
    > > used them instead of the smaller ones. No need to use a dozen and a half
    > > small jars when 4 large and two smaller ones will do. I am not planning
    > > on giving them out to everyone. I am going to hard them for myself.

    >
    > * *I've come to that conclusion myself. *We use the smaller jars for
    > gifts, but a half pint jar for a family of eight just doesn't go that
    > far. *I use pint jars for us now, half pints and four ounce jars for
    > gifts.
    >
    > Regards,
    > Ranee @ Arabian Knits
    >
    > "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13
    >
    > http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/


    ==
    May I be so bold as to ask...what is the best/easiest way to make
    seedless raspberry jam? A friend made me some and then made the seed
    mixture into a heavy jam full of seeds. She said that it was such a
    shame to waste so much material as she couldn't remove the seeds
    without waste.

    The seedless jam was delicious but one had to use quite a small dab of
    the other seeded "whatever".

    ==

  4. #4
    Ranée at Arabian Knits Guest

    Default Re: Raspberry Jam

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    Roy <wilagro@h[email protected]> wrote:

    > May I be so bold as to ask...what is the best/easiest way to make
    > seedless raspberry jam? A friend made me some and then made the seed
    > mixture into a heavy jam full of seeds. She said that it was such a
    > shame to waste so much material as she couldn't remove the seeds
    > without waste.


    I just use a wooden spoon and a sieve. I know it would be easier if
    I had a food mill, but I don't. I just feed the seedy bits to our
    chickens, so it doesn't go to waste.

    Regards,
    Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13

    http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

  5. #5
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Raspberry Jam

    Ranée at Arabian Knits wrote:
    >
    >> At any rate, the jam turned out well. I had a bunch of large jars and
    >> used them instead of the smaller ones. No need to use a dozen and a half
    >> small jars when 4 large and two smaller ones will do. I am not planning
    >> on giving them out to everyone. I am going to hard them for myself.

    >
    > I've come to that conclusion myself. We use the smaller jars for
    > gifts, but a half pint jar for a family of eight just doesn't go that
    > far. I use pint jars for us now, half pints and four ounce jars for
    > gifts.



    I make an extra batch of strawberry jam for for my son. Since he is my
    son I should be doing nice things for him. I used to give my mother some
    of my jams if I had made something that she didn't, and she would give
    me some that she had made. The rest..... it was a one way street. They
    like home made jam but can't be bothered making it themselves. Now when
    they hint I offer them the recipe, and even offer to come over and help
    them make it.

  6. #6
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Raspberry Jam

    On Fri, 02 Jul 2010 17:24:07 -0400, Dave Smith
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > The rest..... it was a one way street. They
    > like home made jam but can't be bothered making it themselves. Now when
    > they hint I offer them the recipe, and even offer to come over and help
    > them make it.


    You aren't going to be around forever, so they need to learn how to
    make it sometime.

    --
    Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.

  7. #7
    James Silverton Guest

    Default Re: Raspberry Jam

    sf wrote on Fri, 02 Jul 2010 14:44:00 -0700:

    >> The rest..... it was a one way street. They
    >> like home made jam but can't be bothered making it
    >> themselves. Now when they hint I offer them the recipe, and
    >> even offer to come over and help them make it.


    > You aren't going to be around forever, so they need to learn
    > how to make it sometime.


    I detest seedless raspberry jam and regard it as quite uninteresting. On
    the other hand, I like seedless blackberry and dislike the seedy
    variety. There's no accounting for tastes, is there?

    --

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


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    Ranée at Arabian Knits Guest

    Default Re: Raspberry Jam

    In article <i0lo30$ug2$[email protected]>,
    "James Silverton" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > sf wrote on Fri, 02 Jul 2010 14:44:00 -0700:
    >
    > >> The rest..... it was a one way street. They
    > >> like home made jam but can't be bothered making it
    > >> themselves. Now when they hint I offer them the recipe, and
    > >> even offer to come over and help them make it.

    >
    > > You aren't going to be around forever, so they need to learn
    > > how to make it sometime.

    >
    > I detest seedless raspberry jam and regard it as quite uninteresting. On
    > the other hand, I like seedless blackberry and dislike the seedy
    > variety. There's no accounting for tastes, is there?


    I'm the opposite. Somehow the seeds in raspberries feel harder to me
    than the seeds in blackberries when they are cooked.

    Regards,
    Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13

    http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

  9. #9
    merryb Guest

    Default Re: Raspberry Jam

    On Jul 2, 1:14*pm, Roy <wila...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > On Jul 2, 1:23*pm, Ranée at Arabian Knits <arabiankn...@gmail.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > In article <YOJWn.341544$nI2.159...@unlimited.newshosting.com >,
    > > *Dave Smith <adavid.sm...@sympatico.ca> wrote:

    >
    > > > Yesterday we went around the corner to the berry farm and picked 3
    > > > quarts of raspberries. It was the first day of their season and the
    > > > picking was pretty easy. We came home and made two batches of jam.

    >
    > > * *Yum! *Although, I do prefer making it seedless and that takes time. *
    > > It's too early for raspberries here, but soon.

    >
    > > > At any rate, the jam turned out well. *I had a bunch of large jars and
    > > > used them instead of the smaller ones. No need to use a dozen and a half
    > > > small jars when 4 large and two smaller ones will do. I am not planning
    > > > on giving them out to everyone. I am going to hard them for myself.

    >
    > > * *I've come to that conclusion myself. *We use the smaller jars for
    > > gifts, but a half pint jar for a family of eight just doesn't go that
    > > far. *I use pint jars for us now, half pints and four ounce jars for
    > > gifts.

    >
    > > Regards,
    > > Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    >
    > > "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13

    >
    > >http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

    >
    > ==
    > May I be so bold as to ask...what is the best/easiest way to make
    > seedless raspberry jam? A friend made me some and then made the seed
    > mixture into a heavy jam full of seeds. She said that it was such a
    > shame to waste so much material as she couldn't remove the seeds
    > without waste.
    >
    > The seedless jam was delicious but one had to use quite a small dab of
    > the other seeded "whatever".
    >
    > ==- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    It's easiest to strain when the mixture is hot...

  10. #10
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Raspberry Jam

    sf wrote:
    > On Fri, 02 Jul 2010 17:24:07 -0400, Dave Smith
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> The rest..... it was a one way street. They
    >> like home made jam but can't be bothered making it themselves. Now when
    >> they hint I offer them the recipe, and even offer to come over and help
    >> them make it.

    >
    > You aren't going to be around forever, so they need to learn how to
    > make it sometime.


    That's the way I like to look at it. I'd be doing them a favour. OTOH, I
    just tired of spending the time, energy and money to do it and them
    getting it for free. I sure don't mind trading for other kinds when I
    have lots.

  11. #11
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Raspberry Jam

    James Silverton wrote:
    > sf wrote on Fri, 02 Jul 2010 14:44:00 -0700:
    >
    >>> The rest..... it was a one way street. They
    >>> like home made jam but can't be bothered making it
    >>> themselves. Now when they hint I offer them the recipe, and
    >>> even offer to come over and help them make it.

    >
    >> You aren't going to be around forever, so they need to learn
    >> how to make it sometime.

    >
    > I detest seedless raspberry jam and regard it as quite uninteresting. On
    > the other hand, I like seedless blackberry and dislike the seedy
    > variety. There's no accounting for tastes, is there?


    My mother used to make lots of black currant jam and jelly. I always
    preferred the jam. I have tried seedless raspberry jam. It's missing
    something. AFAIAC, the seeds in blackberries are just to damed big and
    bothersome.

  12. #12
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Raspberry Jam

    On Fri, 2 Jul 2010 18:09:40 -0400, "James Silverton"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > sf wrote on Fri, 02 Jul 2010 14:44:00 -0700:
    >
    > >> The rest..... it was a one way street. They
    > >> like home made jam but can't be bothered making it
    > >> themselves. Now when they hint I offer them the recipe, and
    > >> even offer to come over and help them make it.

    >
    > > You aren't going to be around forever, so they need to learn
    > > how to make it sometime.

    >
    > I detest seedless raspberry jam and regard it as quite uninteresting. On
    > the other hand, I like seedless blackberry and dislike the seedy
    > variety. There's no accounting for tastes, is there?


    My teeth are set so close together that berry seeds don't bother me,
    so I don't care if it has seeds or not. I think seeds lend more
    character to the jam, but if it's seedless I don't say no to home
    made. OTOH, I have no compelling reason to remove the seeds when I
    make it for myself.

    --
    Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.

  13. #13
    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: Raspberry Jam

    On 7/2/2010 3:14 PM, Roy wrote:
    > On Jul 2, 1:23 pm, Ranée at Arabian Knits<arabiankn...@gmail.com>
    > wrote:
    >> In article<YOJWn.341544$nI2.159...@unlimited.newshost ing.com>,
    >> Dave Smith<adavid.sm...@sympatico.ca> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Yesterday we went around the corner to the berry farm and picked 3
    >>> quarts of raspberries. It was the first day of their season and the
    >>> picking was pretty easy. We came home and made two batches of jam.

    >>
    >> Yum! Although, I do prefer making it seedless and that takes time.
    >> It's too early for raspberries here, but soon.
    >>
    >>> At any rate, the jam turned out well. I had a bunch of large jars and
    >>> used them instead of the smaller ones. No need to use a dozen and a half
    >>> small jars when 4 large and two smaller ones will do. I am not planning
    >>> on giving them out to everyone. I am going to hard them for myself.

    >>
    >> I've come to that conclusion myself. We use the smaller jars for
    >> gifts, but a half pint jar for a family of eight just doesn't go that
    >> far. I use pint jars for us now, half pints and four ounce jars for
    >> gifts.
    >>
    >> Regards,
    >> Ranee @ Arabian Knits
    >>
    >> "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13
    >>
    >> http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

    >
    > ==
    > May I be so bold as to ask...what is the best/easiest way to make
    > seedless raspberry jam? A friend made me some and then made the seed
    > mixture into a heavy jam full of seeds. She said that it was such a
    > shame to waste so much material as she couldn't remove the seeds
    > without waste.
    >
    > The seedless jam was delicious but one had to use quite a small dab of
    > the other seeded "whatever".
    >
    > ==

    I use a food mill with a seed sieve connected. Will take blackberry
    seeds right out of the pulp and the juice. Alternatively you can use a
    steam juicer and do the same thing.

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    Marcella Peek Guest

    Default Re: Raspberry Jam

    In article <ojuXn.7053$[email protected]>,
    Dave Smith <[email protected]> wrote:

    > sf wrote:
    > > On Fri, 02 Jul 2010 17:24:07 -0400, Dave Smith
    > > <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> The rest..... it was a one way street. They
    > >> like home made jam but can't be bothered making it themselves. Now when
    > >> they hint I offer them the recipe, and even offer to come over and help
    > >> them make it.

    > >
    > > You aren't going to be around forever, so they need to learn how to
    > > make it sometime.

    >
    > That's the way I like to look at it. I'd be doing them a favour. OTOH, I
    > just tired of spending the time, energy and money to do it and them
    > getting it for free. I sure don't mind trading for other kinds when I
    > have lots.


    I invited a friend over for a jam making morning. Maybe rather than
    offering a recipe, host a canning party. Set some of them to food prep,
    others to jar prep and so forth. Add a few munchies on the side and
    show them how fun it is.

    marcella

  15. #15
    gloria.p Guest

    Default Re: Raspberry Jam

    Dave Smith wrote:
    > sf wrote:
    >> On Fri, 02 Jul 2010 17:24:07 -0400, Dave Smith
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> The rest..... it was a one way street. They like home made jam but
    >>> can't be bothered making it themselves. Now when they hint I offer
    >>> them the recipe, and even offer to come over and help them make it.

    >>
    >> You aren't going to be around forever, so they need to learn how to
    >> make it sometime.

    >
    > That's the way I like to look at it. I'd be doing them a favour. OTOH, I
    > just tired of spending the time, energy and money to do it and them
    > getting it for free. I sure don't mind trading for other kinds when I
    > have lots.



    Do they at least bring back the empty jars?

    Two of my friends' husbands want to watch this year when I make
    apricot jam. They have become converts because I share it with
    their families.

    Kids who don't want to learn to make their own will forever
    be condemned to eat Smuckers (or worse, supermarket brands)
    when you get tired of sharing or stop making it for them.

    gloria p

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    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Raspberry Jam

    gloria.p wrote:

    >>> You aren't going to be around forever, so they need to learn how to
    >>> make it sometime.

    >>
    >> That's the way I like to look at it. I'd be doing them a favour. OTOH,
    >> I just tired of spending the time, energy and money to do it and them
    >> getting it for free. I sure don't mind trading for other kinds when I
    >> have lots.

    >
    >
    > Do they at least bring back the empty jars?


    Nope. I guess they got them for free so..... they are free.


  17. #17
    Ed Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: Raspberry Jam


    "Dave Smith" <[email protected]> wrote
    >>
    >> Do they at least bring back the empty jars?

    >
    > Nope. I guess they got them for free so..... they are free.
    >


    I make wine and often give some away. Give me the bottle back and you may
    get another. Don't bring it back, you may never. Some give me a few
    empties back for every one I give them. They are the smart ones. .


  18. #18
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Raspberry Jam

    Ed Pawlowski wrote:
    >
    > "Dave Smith" <[email protected]> wrote
    >>>
    >>> Do they at least bring back the empty jars?

    >>
    >> Nope. I guess they got them for free so..... they are free.
    >>

    >
    > I make wine and often give some away. Give me the bottle back and you
    > may get another. Don't bring it back, you may never. Some give me a
    > few empties back for every one I give them. They are the smart ones. .


    I have a friend who makes wine. I give him empty bottles and help him
    with the bottling. He gives me a few bottles.

  19. #19
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Raspberry Jam

    On Sun, 04 Jul 2010 09:10:35 -0400, Dave Smith
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Ed Pawlowski wrote:
    > >
    > > "Dave Smith" <[email protected]> wrote
    > >>>
    > >>> Do they at least bring back the empty jars?
    > >>
    > >> Nope. I guess they got them for free so..... they are free.
    > >>

    > >
    > > I make wine and often give some away. Give me the bottle back and you
    > > may get another. Don't bring it back, you may never. Some give me a
    > > few empties back for every one I give them. They are the smart ones. .

    >
    > I have a friend who makes wine. I give him empty bottles and help him
    > with the bottling. He gives me a few bottles.


    He gives you the bottles, you supply the wine and cork? Good deal!

    --
    Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.

  20. #20
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Raspberry Jam

    sf wrote:
    > On Sun, 04 Jul 2010 09:10:35 -0400, Dave Smith
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Ed Pawlowski wrote:
    >>> "Dave Smith" <[email protected]> wrote
    >>>>> Do they at least bring back the empty jars?
    >>>> Nope. I guess they got them for free so..... they are free.
    >>>>
    >>> I make wine and often give some away. Give me the bottle back and you
    >>> may get another. Don't bring it back, you may never. Some give me a
    >>> few empties back for every one I give them. They are the smart ones. .

    >> I have a friend who makes wine. I give him empty bottles and help him
    >> with the bottling. He gives me a few bottles.

    >
    > He gives you the bottles, you supply the wine and cork? Good deal!
    >


    No. I give him my empty wine bottles. I help him with some of the steps
    in the wine making process and help him bottle the wine. He gives me a
    few bottles of wine. It's not bad wine, and if it sits for a while it
    gets quite good. One of the big surprises was his elderberry wine. It
    was delicious.

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