Welcome to round #2 of Things I Love!
First it was biscuits. It’s only right that my second post like this is about the best thing to smear on all those homemade biscuits.
I was never a big fan of jam growing up. If I was having toast, I would pick plain butter or cinnamon sugar over gelled grape jelly or those little packets at Cracker Barrel. Have you ever looked at the ingredient list on most store bought jams and jellies? Some of them barely sound like they have any fruit at all – it’s all corn syrup and sugars and maybe a handful of berries.
But homemade jam is completely different. You get to decide how sweet you want it and what sweetener to use (we love using honey and agave). There’s no corn syrup, no fake flavors, no artificial coloring. And after finally trying to make my own 2 summers ago, it’s the only kind I eat.
Our fridge has more jam jars now than types of mustard, which I didn’t think would ever happen.
Strawberry Rhubarb. Blueberry Agave. Fig jam. I’ve only made a handful of jam recipes, but I can’t wait to try more. Blueberry is super easy. Frog jam is probably my all time favorite.
And strawberry rhubarb? It’s best served on a hot waffle with a smear of butter and a cup of coffee on the side.
Here’s my favorite jam recipes plus a few that I have on my to-make list:
Raspberry Jalapeno Jam from Simple Bites
Strawberry Red Wine Jam from Savvy Eats
Butternut Coconut Jam from Tri2Cook
What’s your favorite jam?