Jam roundup!

I just want to give you all a huge thank you for taking part in this! I think it was a great success! We had 27 people from all over join in! I know for a fact new friendships were made through this, which is over the top exciting!



OK here is what people sent... at least what people wrote me back about what they sent (or what I was able to find on their blog- i'm sneaky like that)! (click on the images to see them larger) (Images were either sent to me or taken from your blog post or the post of the person who received the jam)

Darice who lives in CA sent Jen of Maple and Cornbread strawberry-kiwi jam, strawberry tarragon jam and lemon basil jelly

Jen of Maple and Cornbread (who picked all the berries she used in these!) sent me strawberry rhubarb (the first jam she ever learned to make as a girl), blueberry cinnamon, and spiced peach (picked from her father-in-laws tree!). How great is that!

I mailed Doug of Javaholic some strawberry jam, some cherry jam and some pumpkin butter!

Doug sent Jen of Beantown Baker Lemongrass-kaffir lime leaf-pepper jelly and a jar of Rosemary Peach Jam

Jen sent Sunshine of Eating on Tulsa Time some Rhubarb Raspberry Jam, and some Peach Bourbon!

Sunshine sent Diana of A little bit of Spain in Iowa Pineapple-Rhubarb Jam and Quadruple Berry!

Diane made her own pectin... no joke!! She sent to April of Abby Sweets some strawberry honey jam along with a jar of homemade pectin!

April (who was my first jam exchange partner ever last year!! woohoo!!) sent Cranberry, pear-vanilla, apple-cinnamon and sweet potato butter to Jeanne of The wrong Century (Jeanne does awesome crafts btw!).

Jeanne sent Tricia of Tricia Chaves some Strawberry Rhubarb, Strawberry, and Black and Blue jam!

Tricia sent Leslie Strawberry and Kiwi jam!

Leslie sent Krystal of The Special K Treatment some Strawberry Balsamic and a jar of Coco Banana! Very creative.

Krystal sent Beth a jar of Sirachi Jam.

Beth sent Becky some Raspberry Jam, and some Amazing apricot jam. How do I know it was amazing you ask? Because I made them both with her! This was Beth's first time making jam and she did great!

Becky sent black raspberry and some pineapple banana with a hint of strawberry to Steve.

Steve (who makes like 18 kinds of jam, mostly from fruit picked from his back yard!! so cool!!) sent my lovely roomie Steph some “Donner Family Farms” Cardamom-Plum and Dark Berry & White Fig Jams!

Steph (my roomie) sent Natalie of Natalie's Killer Cuisine a jar of Strawberry Rhubarb, Triple Berry and Apple Butter.

Natalie sent two jars of Tomato Jam! You got that right!!! To Lori of Lori's Lip Smacking Goodness.

Lori (who lives in Rochester but I've never met... yet!) sent green tomato jam andMargarita Strawberry Jam to Rebecca of Playful Noshings.

Rebecca sent Mike of Food Muse some delicious looking fig jam!.

Mike sent Christine of Sandwich Hoss some Quadraberry Jam and a jar of no-pectin Apricot Preserves.

Christine sent Megan of Megan's Cookin some strawberry plum jam, Peach jam with orange and ginger, and Blueberry-peach Jam (her posts are freakin hilarious btw!)

Megan sent Leslie of Spilling Buckets (another Rochestarian I have yet to meet!) some Lemony Peach Jam with Basil, Raspberry Chocolate topping, and a container of grill seasoning. Doesnt' that just sound interesting and tasty!?? Sure looks pretty.

Leslie sent Sieda strawberry lemon, blue berry, multi berry, and peach cinnamon!

Sieda sent to Jayme of Delectable Deliciousness some raspberry jam! yum!

Jayme sent sent Darice some (on the left) peach, raspberry, vanilla bean jam and (on the right) raspberry, strawberry, vanilla bean!

OK only two left! I paired them with each other since Jen of Piccante Dolce lives in Canada. Her partner was Shann. This way they were both shipping international and getting something international (only fair that way). I haven't heard from either of them so I don't know what they sent!

If anyone didn't receive their jam please let me know!!

That was seriously fun! Thank you again everyone and hope you join again next year!

PS Leslie of Spilling buckets was so inspired by this exchange, she's hosting a canning exchange! You can read about it in her post here, you have until Sept 4th to sign up!

27 chews:

Megan said...

Everyone's jam looks amazing! I'm picking up many new flavor combos to try! Thank you Steph for setting this up an all the hard work you did, I enjoyed it alot!

Special K said...

I was so inspired of this notion, that I am continuing the creativity! Check it out
http://thespecialktreatment.wordpress.com/2009/08/18/share-youself/

Jennifer said...

Steph, again thank you for putting this all together. It was such a FUN exchange. Seeing the variety of different, unique creations is great!!! :) :)

Maria said...

How fun! I love all of the jam flavors!

Diana Bauman said...

What a great roundup, had so much fun with it!!

Fabulous roundup - delicious jam flavors!

Jeanne said...

Wow. So much jam! Lots of fun. Thanks for organizing this. You rock!

Great job on the round-up, Step, they all sound amazing! Happy Jamming, people! :)

Pearl said...

the jam looks so good! i actually made nut butter for someone instead!

Miranda said...

Man! I am so dissappointed. I just found your iste after a 10 day vacation.

I make lots of jam and would of LOVED to be involved. I hope you will do something like this again!!!!

Steve2 in LA said...

Such a great way to share our "bounty" with fellow cooks. Sign me up for next year, I've got 8 more fig jam variations planned.

I'm also inspired to share the "unusual" combos I didn't think folks (other than myself) would be interested in: Olallieberry-Red Pepper-Jalapeño Jelly, Roasted Strawberry-Black Pepper-Balsamic Preserves, Pineapple-Habañero Jelly, Meyer Lemon-Lemongrass Marmalade and Mango-Serrano Jam.

Thanks, Steph.

Lori said...

Im such a dork. One is green tomato jam and the other is Margarita Strawberry Jam.

I have my peanut butter ritz crackers ready!! I wish I could have a taste of each - so delicious!!

stephchows said...

Megan- I know there are so many cool ones!

Special K- good luck!

Jennifer- Thank you for the great jam you sent me!!!

Maria- thanks!

Diana- I'm so glad you joined!

5 star foodie- I bet you'd come up with some great flavors!

Jeanne- you rock too!!! I cant wait to do this again!

Diva on a Diet- thanks!

Pearl- oh really?? That sounds delicious!!

Miranda- Oh bummer! Next year for sure... or maybe another kind of exchange sooner!!

Steve- you ROCK!! Those sound so interesting! I just used some of your pineapple fig with goat cheese in a crepe. YUM!!

Lori- I updated it! And you are not a dork hehe :)

Reeni- I wish I could try them all too!

Natalie said...

Yum! This was so fun! I admit I got jam nervous and was worried it would arrive a moldy liquidy mess. I think it was a success though!!

this is like jam heaven... !!!

Astra Libris said...

Steph, you are incredible!! Such an amazing accomplishment! Every single jam is so beautiful!!

Steph said...

Steph, I think you did a wonderful job organizing such a fun event!

Christie said...

Thank you thank you thank you again for organizing this! I had so much fun! I can't wait for next year. :)

Lynn said...

What a wonderful idea, this jam exchange. Yum, yum, I am getting hungry just looking at all those delicious jams ;)

Julia said...

This is brilliant! Brilliant! So cool to see the amazing jams, jellies and preserves that folks are making!!

This is a really cool idea!

YES, PLEASE! This looks SO COOL! <3

This is a really cool idea!

Julia said...

This is brilliant! Brilliant! So cool to see the amazing jams, jellies and preserves that folks are making!!

Megan said...

Everyone's jam looks amazing! I'm picking up many new flavor combos to try! Thank you Steph for setting this up an all the hard work you did, I enjoyed it alot!

Special K said...

I was so inspired of this notion, that I am continuing the creativity! Check it out
http://thespecialktreatment.wordpress.com/2009/08/18/share-youself/

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