Sunday, July 31, 2011

Passing It On

Every summer when I was a child I picked berries with my grandmother and made freezer jam. When I got older my sisters and sister-in-law would gather at Grandma Ding's to make jam. My grandma's first name was Belle and she married a man named Dingman so Grandma Ding it was.
When my nephew, the great great grandson of Grandma Ding, was visiting I decided he should have the experience of picking berries and making jam so we took a little trip to one of my favorite farms.

We picked enough raspberries for several batches of jam and a pie.

He was a great picker....not such a good jam maker.

He was bored and went to play with the dog.

Come back! Someone needs to stir this jam!

The recipe for freezer jam.


Rae said...

Jam recipe? Pretty please?

We just made our first jelly this weekend, and I'd love to make some freezer jam. Used to make strawberry freezer jam with my grandma, but I was too young to remember the process now.

Lindsey at NW Backyard Veggies said...

There are awesome recipes for jam and everything else at

I love the sweatshirt pic.

Sweatshirts during the day in July in Washington.