Tag: jam

Making Freezer Jam

by in Healthy Recipes, September 6, 2012

freezer jam
I try to hold on to the flavors of summer every way possible. Refrigerator jams are a fabulous way to get a few more weeks of out fresh fruit but wouldn’t it be nice to savor it even longer?  If you haven’t yet mastered the art of canning, there’s still hope for enjoying homemade jam well into the winter months.

Freezer Jam Basics
Storing food in the low temperature of the freezer allows for long-term storage. This method also requires little or no cooking, which means the fresh flavors of summer are bursting in every bite.

The key to making successful freezer jam is the type and amount of pectin and sugar. Be sure to check the measurement instructions on your favorite brand, they may differ than what’s in the recipes below.

Store jam in freezer-safe plastic containers, plastic bags or glass jars. It will keep for up to one year in the freezer and 3 weeks in the fridge. It’s best to use jars with wide mouths and straight neck. When filling, make sure to leave ½-inch of room at the top for expansion upon freezing.

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Win This Jam Snack Pack!

by in Giveaway, July 18, 2012

Welch's Spread Giveaway

Make an easy summer snack on-the-fly with Welch’s Natural Spreads in Concord grape, strawberry and raspberry. Made with no preservatives, no high-fructose corn syrup and no artificial coloring, Welch’s Natural line is perfect on sandwiches, baked in muffins or as part of after-dinner treat (layer it with Greek yogurt for a sweet parfait!).

You can buy your own Welch’s Natural Spreads or enter in the comments for a chance to win a jam pack, which includes  a recyclable tote, a sandwich keeper and a bamboo spreader, plus recipe cards for easy jam desserts and snacks. Just let us know, in the comments, your favorite way to eat jam.  The contest starts at 10:00 a.m. EST today, and ends on Friday, July 20 at 5 p.m. EST.

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Make Your Own Jam

by in Healthy Recipes, In Season, June 29, 2010
Dana's Strawberry-Thyme Jam
Dana's Strawberry-Thyme Jam

Many store-bought jams, jellies and preserves contain more sugar than fruit. While you do need some sugar, it’s really the fruit you want to taste! With a few simple ingredients and a little bit of simmering,  you’ll have the best-tasting fruit spread imaginable.

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Strawberries 5 Ways

by in 1 Food, 5 Ways, Healthy Recipes, May 20, 2010

strawberries with ricotta cream

In-season strawberries are delicious all by themselves, but I love to enjoy these nutrient-packed berries other ways too — from traditional sweets to new savory twists.  Give these 5 recipes a try while the red gems are at their peak.

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Label Decoder: Citric Acid

by in Label Decoder, December 17, 2009

You’ll this food additive in a variety of sweet foods — jams, gelatin desserts, candy and ice cream, to name a few. Luckily, it’s safe. Here’s some info on how it’s made and why it’s used.

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Market Watch: Green Gooseberry Jam

by in Farmers' Market Finds, Healthy Recipes, June 1, 2009

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Between my CSA share and local farmers’ market, I’m surrounded by the best of local foods from now until December. Sometimes I come across some unusual finds. The latest gem: green gooseberry jam.

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