Monday, January 19, 2009

Hearts & Jam

Great combination - Hearts & Jam but that has been the focus of my past couple of days. Besides working I have been busy trying to make the most of our apricot crop. Tonight I made Apricot and Pineapple Jam. Here it is bottled.

I have promised the girls at work a bottle as it is an old recipe apparently? So I hope it tastes as good as it smelt. I am not a great fan of apricot jams but I will try some on toast in the morning before I take it to work.

I have also been shopping for Heart themed items for The Vintage Heart Swap as well as making a couple of Heart items for my partner Shannon. Below is a little peek at one of the gifts I have made for her - I can't show too much as she may peek :))

This swap is a lot of fun and I can't wait to pack everything up and send off to Shann.

I hope you are all having a lovely week.


Melinda said...

The jars look so pretty, and it's so gratifying to make jams and things. Lovely.

Julie said...

The jam sounds delish!! I have been eating some "nearly" seedless blackberry jam made by a friend on toast every morning. So good.

Margaret said...

Apricot and pineapple jam is great on toast or as a filling for jam tarts and jam roly poly. I hope everyone who gets a jar enjoys it. Cheers

Pauline said... apricot jams...hope it was nice for you

Kingswood Food and Craft Market said...

EEEEEKKKK i peeked ! I admit it im a peeker, i cant help it.
I saw pink, i saw in love !

Oh and the jam...YUMMMMMMYYYYYY !

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

That looks yummy! Your little puppy in the post below is so cute. I have a Shihtzu/poodle. She likes to be the center of attention and is a very smart dog. It is glorious to see all your fruit and vegetable plants. We are covered in snow right now, so Spring here is only a dream. Thanks for following me!

Unknown said...

That jam looks great . Feels good not to waste doesn't it ? Especially when others love the jam .
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Corrie said...

yum yum! I love making jam and have a huge bag of plums from my parents plum trees in my fridge to make plum jam tomorrow!!!!

yours looks so you save all your jars or buy them?


Peggy said...

Hi found your blog from a legacy of stitches.The jam looks delicious and you have been busy on the sewing also.
Best wishes

Unknown said...

Hi Fiona thankyou for visiting and following my blog , lovely to meet you .
Clares Craftroom

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

Hi Fiona,

like you I am relatively new to blog land, and have just stumbled upon your blog - whilst I should be working I might add!!!!
The jam looks oh so yummy, I cannot remember when I last did something like this.
I am in a Vintage Valantine swap, and my partner is called Shannon - so I am wondering if we have the same partner (different swap of course) as Shannon mentionded that she was doing a few swaps. Like you, I have been shopping for swap gifts, fun isn't it!!! I shall watch your blog to find out maybe, as Sahnnon does not have a blog, and we talk via e-mail,

cheers, Shiree