A Year of Picnics


The Essential Book of Homesteading















  • Huge thanks to parademagazine for including A Year of Picnicshellip
  • Last year from midApril to early June I took ahellip
  • Red hair baby nose face free of tubes at leasthellip
  • Being back home means brunch on the porch in thehellip
  • ALL CAPS OPRAH VOICE SHOUT This little chicken is goinghellip
  • A few steps forward a few steps back Such ishellip
  • Sleepy Sauce This guy Hes been through so much thesehellip
  • HUGE NEWS!!! We have been moved to a transition room!!!hellip
  • The kindness of strangers Ive always known it and ferventlyhellip
  • Happy Fathers Day to the man who made me ahellip
  • Okay friends I dont want to get into the particularshellip
my sponsors
budha hill natural toysImagine Childhood
Imagine ChildhoodBlissful Belly
Sponsorship Information
blog archive
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008

Jam On It!

Hi friends. I’ve got a guest post over up on The Art of Doing Stuff today. Karen is taking a much needed break, and tapped a few of her fellow blogging buddies to post in her absence. Karen’s blog is amazing, full of projects and ideas that are readily accessible and implementable. Plus, she’s funny, and I love me some funny.

I’m sharing the recipe for my Blueberry & Raspberry Jam with Allspice and Rum. The jam-slathered toast in the image above was downed in about 45 seconds flat. Fortunately, I was alone when this happened, so my dignity, and manners, can remain intact.


7 Responses to Jam On It!

  • Kristin says:

    You are such an inspiration! Do you have tips for getting the jars into and out of the boiling water? I always have a nervous break down at that point… Thanks!!!!

    • Kristin-I use a jar lifter (the kind with silicone ends on one side), coupled with an Orka brand oven mitt, also made of silicone. Works like a charm!

  • John says:

    Awesome, that looks delicious. I made a whole mess of raspberry currant jam over the weekend and am enjoying it immensely. There’s nothing quite like homemade jam.

  • jen says:

    I have been reading Karen’s blog for years! Why am I not surprised two of my favorite bloggers are connected? :) This jam looks amazing. I will have to give it a whirl — perfect for co-worker Christmas gifts!

  • Laura says:

    I am fairly new to your blog and this is my first comment but I just had to say, thank you! I have 10 quarts of blueberries and raspberries sitting in my fridge and spent the morning searching the internet for an inspired, new to me, jam recipe. After an hour, I gave up and headed out to the garden. Imagine my glee when I came back in and saw your new blog post. Just what I had been hoping for! I can’t wait to get jammin”. :)

  • Leona says:

    Just wanted to thank you for your post on “The Art of Doing Stuff”. Had to come check you out. Already I’m fascinated by the “keeping bee’s” tab. Right up my alley… Just might stick around for a bit if you don’t mind. 😉

  • Yasmin says:

    This jam recipe looks amazing!! I cannot wait to make a batch.