Sweet Pea Chef

A foodie mommy shares tips, tricks and stories from her kitchen as she seeks out more healthful and interesting meals.

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Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

You know, I have always wanted to try making jam. My grandmother used to make such a wonderful apricot jam and I've longed to replicate it. Have you ever done jams? I'm nervous about it, so haven't tried yet!


Sweet Pea Chef's picture Sweet Pea Chef

I made some pepper jelly last year, and it was fabulous.

You need pectin (easily bought in the stores) to make many jams, jellies and preserves. There are recipes inside the pectin boxes and they have worked great for me!


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

My grandmother didn't use pectin, either, and her jams came out beautifully. I think I'm truly inspired to try making some!