Sunday, September 07, 2008

Jamming in 2008: French Apricot Jam and Estonian Cherry Preserve

I've already put aside a fridge full of various jams and marmelades this summer (luckily, we've got an extra fridge in the garage for that purpose), and I'm still to make some apple jam, lingonberry preserves, not even talking about cranberries and black aronia berries that are ripening as we speak. Here are photos of two jams we've made.

Here's one of K's favourite jams - a French Apricot Jam - French, as we used some very delicious French apricots for this :) K. used 400 grams of caster sugar per 1 kg of fruit, and slowly cooked the jam until desired thickness:

And here's an Estonian Sour Cherry Preserve, using 400 grams of jam sugar per 1 kg of stoned cherries:

Estonian recipes:
Ilus oranž aprikoosimoos
Kirsimoos moosisuhkruga


Anonymous said...

Have you got any ideas about what to do with green tomatoes? After the summer we've had here in England, there is nothing to preserve from the garden, except some pitiful green tomatoes :((

ChichaJo said...

Gorgeous sounding jam Pille! Your lucky to have that extra fridge in the garage...wish I could have a peek in there :) I'm sure it holds a lot of treasures like these!

Jeanne said...

Oh, how lovely those apricots look!! I don't understand how you only have to cross the channel to get these fantastic, sweet, blushing apricots, while here in England we get such awful, unripe ones :( Love the cherry preserve too... And I agree with a previous commenter - what on earth am I going to do with all my green tomatoes as they show no sign of ripening in our current awful weather :(

Michael A. Knipp said...

Hi, Pille!

As a jam and preserves lover, I thought you might be interested in this preserves maker in NYC. Her name is Sarabeth, and her Web site is She's make the best jams - Even Oprah thinks so!

Right now, she's offering 10% any purchase of $50 or more with coupon code "OPRAH08."

There are lots of cakes, cookies, and other goodies, too. Yum!

Keep up the good work! Happy Holidays!

Sofya said...

I am thrilled! What a great blog. I was just googling "Baltic food blogs". I love that kind of Northern/Russian/Baltic food. I love the pictures of all the jams. I know I will explore it some more.

By way of cultural exchange:

(I feel so lame sharing my link).