|Shelby and Jimmy at the market in 2015|
6 cups peeled, crushed figs
3 cups fresh or frozen raspberries
5 cups sugar
2 tbsp finely grated gingeroot
1 cup orange juice (1 lg. orange)
1/2 tsp butter (I don't use)
Mix figs, raspberries, sugar, gingeroot, and peel together in large pot
Cook, stirring frequently, until thickened, about 30-45 min.
Ladle into sterilized jars and cover with sterilized lids
Process in boiling water bath for 10 min.
Cool and store in cool, dark place for up to 6 months
Note: To test for doneness of jam, place a small plate in the freezer as you prepare the ingredients. When ready to test, remove dish and pour a tablespoon of jam onto it. Return to freezer for 1 minute. Then draw your finger through the middle of the jam. If it separates, it's done. Will thicken as it cools.Thank you for visiting
At that last craft show Shelby and I did, the one at the church; the preacher pulled up a chair and sat down in front of Shelby's display of jams and jellies. Shelby puts out a small opened jar of each flavor, along with a pretty little dish of cream cheese, and a dish of wheat thins, for sampling the jellies, kind of like here at the market...
Anyhow, the preacher, a very tall, big, friendly, down to earth type man, proceeded to sample each of the jellies. After sampling the Frog jam, he stood up and said, "rriiivvit, rriiivvit", what's in the frog jam?" It was funny. We really liked both the preacher and his wife. Very nice friendly folks.
To Diane in Wisconsin; you asked if Shelby ever ships her jams and jellies. She does occasionally, but the cost of shipping is high. She shipped a few jars to a lady in New York, and the shipping cost was as much as what she paid for the jelly. The lady wanted them anyway, and paid the shipping cost. All I can say is, that must be some delicious jelly! :) and it really is.
As far as the baking, Shelby mostly sells cakes, but she does make banana nut bread and pumpkin bread, and in the summer time, strawberry bread.
Listen to this! Here's what Shelby had baking this morning when I called her...eight cakes, (the last of an order for twenty). Chocolate pound cake, coconut pound cake, fresh apple cake, carrot cake, and million dollar pound cake, there were eight different ones and I've already forgotten the other two. Plus, six loaves of banana nut bread. No way could I do all that. As mama used to say, "I'd rather dig stumps".
Better get busy, but first a few kitty cat pictures. We may have to invest in a bigger freezer...
and here! See why it's hard to get any sewing done at night...