Friday, January 16, 2009

mmmm apricot jam

I really wanted to make apricot jam this year but I couldn't get hold of any apricots (well not cheap ones). But the other night, when I was right in the thick of getting ready for interstate visitors, and really too busy to make jam, my father came over with a bag of apricots. Fantastic! BUT, they had to be made into jam quickly. So, I quickly cut up the apricots, sugared them and left them overnight whilst I scrounged jars from my sister and the next morning, when I should have been mopping and dusting I made jam!
Do you know what I like most about my home made apricot jam? It's knowing that inside this jar is just apricots and sugar - nothing artificial - oh and maybe a bit of my sweat! lol
There's really nothing better on hot buttered toast!
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18 comments:

Blossom said...

mmmmmmmm apricot jam. yummmy!!!!!

I love it..

Lorraine said...

I love apricot jam.....but haven't made any in a while! For me it would be a toss up between apricot jam or vegemite on my toast!! ..........and since I don't have any (home made)apricot jam it will have to be vegemite....Enjoy!!

Mary said...

That looks sooooo good. I've never made jam myself, but I love when my sister-in-law gives me some of hers. Yum.

Bird Bath said...

yummo! homemade jam is fabulous - you have got a few jars there,maybe enough to see you through winter?

Kris said...

Apricot jam is my favourite and yours looks delicious!

karenjane said...

yum, im so hoping bill has apricots this week (none last week sadly:( sori i didnt make it over yesterday, i thought we were going to be in adelaide but we were actualy meeting aj at her place which added an extra 2 hours to the journey. im coming to stay with lil in a few weeks (after a pay cheque, yay!) so hopefully youll be home then, ill let you know which weekend when i know xo

Chookyblue...... said...

yummo.....my Nan always grew apricots and made jam........

My Love is..... said...

yum-o.... might be the all hormones from breastfeeding but I am loving apricot jam on toast at the moment... sadly no cheap apricots here either so I will settle for generic shop bought.... lol. well done.

monique said...

I finally found my way back to the computer Ü.
I want to wish you and your family all the best for 2009.
mmmmm apricot jams sounds great!!!!
Have a lovely weekend.

Leanne said...

Mmmmm home made apricot jam nothing better. We usually get apricots from next door however this year her husband went a bit made pruning and alas not to many apricots.

Deb said...

Mmm I have just finished making strawberry today. zNothing like homemade jam.

Rest is not idleness said...

Homemade apricot jam is so lovely, I don't make jam that often now, but apricot is the one I love to make. Another thing to add on to my preserve list.
take care
Pip

Leanne said...

Mmm now that looks good...and sweat from your own hard work in the kitchen is the best ingredient.
btw no unfortunately I didn't get your email? (cridsea[at]hotmail[dot]com)?

Madi said...

Ooh, so breakfast's on you this week? I may have to make a special trip over sometime...

David was making plum sauce yesterday at the Forsters place, so i know the smell of boiling frut and sugar intimately. oh, and the smell of fake-tan-in-a-can, but that's another story ;)

Jenny said...

My mum used to make apricot jam when we were kids and there was nothing quite like it! Much better that dusting and any old housework! i bet your house smelled great!

Jelly Wares said...

I can smell that pot simmering from here... I love the smell of fruit stewing with sugar. Enjoy your visitors and I'm sure they won't mind if the floors aren't swept or mopped now that they can enjoy homemade jam with you...

Take Care
Jodie :)

Gina said...

It looks so scrummy...my all time favourite spread!! (closely followed by honey)

Péitseoga said...

who cares about mopping and dusting! you have apricot jam!