Thursday, August 29, 2019

In a Jam

 I always miss my fig tree at this time of the year.

Back to School time was always jam making time.

Daddio and I would pick as many as we could and leave the rest for the critters.

My tree was in his backyard because it wasn't very happy in my shaded woodland. It was very happy in his sunny spot and gave us lots of beautiful figs for many years.

Nothing beats pulling out a jar of your own jam in January. It's sunshine on a muffin.

I'm a big jam fan. I just finished up this fancy jar that was gifted to me last Christmas from Middle Son. It's from a local company. It was really good.

On a recent trip to Home Goods I found these two jars of fancy fig preserves. It's not the same as having made your own but they'll have to do. I love figs no matter where I find them.


  1. I don't think I've ever tasted fig jam or preserves. How wonderful to have the memories with your Dad of picking the figs and making jam.
    I'm with you and love jam on toast, scones and pancakes.

  2. Is it unusual to have fig tree in the US?

    1. I think so. I had a hard time finding one when I wanted to buy mine. I have seen a few around town but they are not used for fruit. The poor things are very neglected.

  3. I've noticed quite a few nurseries around here are advertising fig trees. Hope you enjoy your jam as much as your OWN jam. Home Goods is great for that kind of thing.

  4. I miss making jams and jellies and apple butter, too. Sigh.

  5. I like our figs but never have had enough to make jam yet! Today I pick enough Muscadine grapes to make some jelly! Yippee! I know what you mean about sunshine in the jar!

  6. My grandmother had a fig tree and made great jam. My mom's specialty was strawberry and I make grape. Or at least I did. Our old house had fantastic grape vines. We planted grapes here at our current house but between my poor gardening skills and the critters, they've never produced enough to make a single jar's worth.

  7. You know, we have our first fig forming on our tree. I am beyond excited!!!

  8. I can't say I've ever had figs in anything other than Fig Newtons!

  9. I bet the roasted strawberry rhubarb preserves were delicious. Many years ago, my mother-in-law had a fig tree and made preserves. They were wonderful.

  10. I imagine that is a THRILL in the winter. YOUR fig jam!