Best Homemade Jam
So homemade jam. It’s basically the best thing ever, right?!
It doesn’t matter the season, time of day, or what you’re eating it with– jam GOOOOOOOOD!
…did you read that part in a Joey Tribbiani voice? Well, you were supposed to.
It would have been funnier if you did. Trust me.
Want to know THE secret to getting the very best batch of jam? Hold on to your seat, ’cause it’s a doozy…
Live within a 10 minute drive of your mom, who happens to make the very best jam of all time.
That’s the best tip I’ve got for you today. Because I know only two sure things about making jam:
1) My mom’s is the very best.
2) Now that I live so close to her, I don’t plan to every buy jam again. …or make any, for that matter.
I will give you one solid piece of jam-making advice (although, keep in mind, this is from the eater’s perspective, not the maker’s): peaches make all jam exponentially better. I especially favor Strawberry Peach jam– I think it tastes like caramel (I know, that’s completely weird of me). It has this really deep, rich flavor that most light, fruity jams don’t have.
And, of course, my favorite way to eat my favorite jam is on my mom’s homemade bread (toasted, with lots of melted butter)!
All of the delicious food pictured here is courtesy of my truly fantastic mom (freshly baked and delivered to my door this morning)! If we’re all very lucky, I’ll be posting more and more of her recipes in the upcoming year! (thanks, mom).
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