Friday, August 19, 2011

summer jam session...

The blackberries are hanging on the vine...
waiting to be picked.  

There was just one small thing that needed to be looked after first.  
The buckets labeled 'Blackerries 2010' were still in the freezer.

They came out the other day...
and are now ready to be enjoyed as blackberry jelly.

Now I can re-fill the buckets...
and change the label to read 'Blackberries 2011'.
Don't ask...
the system seems to work!

I've had a few jamming sessions over here this summer.

The grands came to stir up some raspberry freezer jam a few weeks ago.
They like to take home a stash of jam to call their own!

We don't necessarily follow food safe rules in Grammy's kitchen.
Licking is allowed...

...and on occasion, hair gets in the way!

Tonight we plan to take in a summer jam session of another sort.
Party in the Park...
an outdoor concert in downtown Chilliwack every Friday night during the summer.
Summer is soon over...
so it is time we went!

Enjoy the weekend...


  1. I made the last of my strawberry jam the same way ..out of the freezer.
    You have some pretty good help there ..train them young and they'll be teaching their friends how to make jam.
    Enjoy your jam session tonight.

  2. Blackberry jelly...mmm... I hope to do this sometime in the next couple of weeks... any tricks?

  3. Isn't blogging such sweet memories almost like make jam? Taking fresh moments and preserving them so they may be enjoyed later?

    You are have a wonderful summer!

  4. Homemade jam - there's nothing like it! And so easy to make - especially with such wonderful helpers.

  5. Love your little jammers! They are very cute! Enjoy the concert...

  6. Such fun photos! Your grands looked like they enjoyed the mashing of berries part of making jam :)

    I think all in blogland are realizing summer is almost over has been very quiet on many blogs thia week.

    Enjoy your picnic/concert!

  7. Now I must admit, this is a new way to do raspberry jelly, but if it works, why stop? You are making memories and they look so happy with that.

  8. Sounds like you will find some real jammin' in the park...Perfect place to take all your jammers with you.
    There's nothing like fresh blackberry jam...

  9. Blackberry jam is what I've been wanting to make. My blackberry plant is not giving me enough to make a batch yet though. Never thought of freezing them and then when I get enough make some. I'm doing that next time.

  10. You are so lucky to have blackberries to make jam with and the darling Grands to help ! It is time to go through the freezer here as well. Interesting what one finds buried beneath everything!

  11. Too cute that last photo! Ah, the mishaps of cooking.

  12. I need me some of those willing jam helpers! My jam helpers have all jammed out on me!

  13. Hi Judy
    I came to your blog via Elizabeth of French Village Life.

    How lovely making jam with your darling grandchildren - so special!!!
    My little grandies live in France so we don't see them all the time, but when we do it's so special for us all.

    I'm off to check out your other blogs - I'll be back.

    Shane (a grandma in New Zealand)!!

  14. Looks like a few of us have dug out last years fruit, made our jams and jellies and now are refilling. You have some good times!

  15. The kids seem they enjoyed the jam session.
    They're so pretty as well.

    Cassy from Acoustic Guitar Lessons

  16. No blackberries to be found here...and this after my huge love affair with them just two years ago.! I am envious!

  17. No berries left in my freezer - I mustn't have been as good at picking and freezing as you were. The blackberries here are still pretty sour, but they are HUGE and I can't wait until they are ready!

  18. What a fun way to spend time with your granddaughters. Making memories they'll never forget, as well as jam.


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