Sunday, March 20, 2011

Fig Jam!

Well, I've been busy in the kitchen. I've made some fig jam. I am giving them away because we have a whole shelf full of uneaten jam and marmalade...
I momentarily thought of saving them for birthdays, but then I thought how cool it was recently when we recieved a package of gifts in the mail when it wasn't anybodys birthday or anything! ( I love presents... yup, it's my love language all right).
I better give the recipe too:
FIG JAM (Aunt Daisy cookbook)
Two and a half pounds figs, 1/2 pound apples, 2 oz preserved ginger, 3 lb sugar, 1/2 cup lemon juice, 2 1/2 cups of water.
Tail figs and slice up small. Peel and cut up apples small. Cut ginger samll. Put all in preserving pan and bring slowly to the boil. Boil about 40 minutes. Test before taking up. A lovely amber colour.


dcpeg said...

YUM!! Sounds like you're quite a cook. Lucky for your family and friends!

Janney said...

I don't know about that Peg! But as a typical kiwi I give it a go!

Luarna said...

YUMMY!!!!! you are so clever. it's been weeeks since i have caugth up on your blog, excuse me tardiness. (sorry typing with a very intersted littel bioy on my knee.) Loved reading aobut the tings yur Dad left you. He really did a gerat job. Your a wonderful person. i wish i could be more like you.

Janney said...

Thanks Luarna... that's just the encouragement I needed this mornnig :)