Today, I made full sugar jam because I was experimenting with the recipe and I wanted to be sure it worked. You see, sugar acts as a sweetener but also as a preservative. You know, like "sugar cured ham."
There were four cups of washed, cut up and mashed figs. But I had a secret ingredient in my freezer. A while back I saw a recipe for something made with fresh cranberries. They are only available for a short season so she suggested buying extra and freezing them. (it works great!) Sadly, I forgot to bookmark the recipe, so I never tried making that one. But, I had fresh frozen cranberries. Last night I put them down in the refrigerator to thaw. Today they joined the figs for a delightful Cranberry Fig Jam.
And here is what I have to show for my morning:
So, if you want to try making your own, I have a plan for you. Craftsy has a class, Jam & Marmalade
The Blue Chair Way, that will teach you to make Jam and Marmalade. Once you learn the basics and become familiar with canning these things, you can use any fruit to make something equally delightful.
I am awaiting a UPS delivery today - I have a mystery package coming my way. All I really know is that it was sent by a fabric company. I don't know what it is or why it is coming. Unless I have to keep it secret, I will tell you more soon.