The berries and plums in my area are ripening and the weather has been beautiful. Yesterday, I headed out and came home loaded with all sorts of wonderful treasures: strawberries, plums, raspberries, blackberries, and sour cherries.
And with the help of my best friend, set out to make jam.
First up, strawberries and today, sour cherries. Of course, we have already had to sample the strawberry, and it is sunshine in a jar.
Here are the strawberries, hulled and washed:
And here is the handy tool my friend made:
We had a wonderful time – and with a friend in the kitchen – it goes very fast.
And this is our product for friends and family:
Can I just say – when I bought my Silhouette Cameo, that I had no idea that it could make the labels above. Who knew you could manipulate cut files to turn off the interior cuts, add color, layer, then print and cut a perfect jam jar label? I am completely and totally impressed. Disclaimer: I used my ink jet printer so when these labels get damp, they will run. I intend to use my circle punch and a Sharpie pen to make a top of the jar label that will resist running.
Oh, and the tool, there is a special prize available to the first person who guesses its purpose and leaves it in a comment.