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Time to jam

Finally! It's jam time at my house. There's something about making jam that I just love. I think it's the whole idea of preserving the harvest at its peak.

Jam
Black apricot preserves are spooned out into jars. The black apricot comes out in a deep red color with a very sweet flavor coming from the fruit and a little honey. Learn how to make jam and other "canned" items at www.freshpreserving.com. (Craig Kohlruss/Fresno Bee/MCT)
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Finally! It's jam time at my house. There's something about making jam that I just love. I think it's the whole idea of preserving the harvest at its peak.

Strawberries, for instance, are so full of flavor right now. If I can capture that in a jar, it just delights me. It's dangerously close to being artistic, too.

We've already made straight-up strawberry, strawberry rhubarb, strawberry peach and strawberry with balsamic vinegar jams. Oh, and we tried a rhubarb with vanilla jam, too, but we agreed the lemon the recipe called for made it taste kind of brassy, rather than bright.

Raspberries are ripening now, too. Blueberries won't be far behind.

Are you a jam or jelly maker? Would you like to be? It's not as hard as people make it out to be, I think. It's more an exercise in patience and precision than skill. And it makes eating local pretty easy.

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Learn how to make jam and other "canned" items at www.freshpreserving.com .

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