'Tis the season for making jams, jellies and preserves....yahoo!
Homemade jams and jellies are not that difficult to make, some fruit, some sugar for freezer jam, no cooking. Cooked jams and jellies take a little more time and effort, but still pretty easy. I use boxed pectin, not everyone does, but they have developed simple and clear directions for making these tasty treats and you have the insurance of the fruit setting, if you follow those directions.
Nothing taste better in the middle of winter, than warm toast spread with homemade jam, with or without peanut butter.
Home made jams and jellies are, also, a thoughtful and generous gift for a friend, or a hostess gift, or a wonderful "thank you" for a favor. So, here is an idea to dress up the jars that contain the taste of summer's bounty.
Last week in the Portland newspaper, the Oregonian, they ran an article on printing you own labels, on your computer, to add a special touch to your homemade goodies.
old fashioned looking labels, like these. Great for gift giving!
What a fabulous finishing touch and so easy, just click on the site below, choose a label or tag, download and print label on sticker paper or tags on card stock.
I am going to cut a circle of fabric, to cover the lid, and tie it on with ribbon or raffia. Voila'.....gift wrapped cuteness!
For more information and list of sites where you can download these, and other labels, click on http://mobile.oregonlive.com., click on Food Day, type canning labels into search box or look for headline.
A little fresh fruit, a little sugar, a little time all wrapped up in love with the added touch of a well designed label.....doesn't get better than that.....now, does it?
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