Monday, January 21, 2008

Zucchini Jam

In my last post I mentioned the Zucchini Jam that a lovely old lady down the street taught me how to make when I was a newlywed. She also taught me to tat, and I will always be in her debt for that.

I decided, in her honor, to share the Zucchini Jam recipe with y'all. It sounds kinda strange, but is really fun to make. It tastes incredible! The zucchini is just in it for 'tooth' (texture). And because squash tastes like nothing in and of itself, the flavor of the jam comes from Jello! (flavored gelatin mix)

Here's the recipe:

Alice Stoner's Zucchini Jam

4 cups finely grated (not shredded) zuchini, about 3 medium--should look like applesauce

4 cups sugar

1 cup crushed pineapple, DON'T DRAIN OFF THE JUICE

1/2 cup lemon juice, bottled is okay

2- 3oz packages of Jello gelatin

Mix all above except the jello in a saucepan, and cook about 10 minutes or til the squash is clear. Remove from the heat, and add Jello, mixing well. Pour into sterile 1/2 pint jars and seal. Makes 7 half-pint jars of jam.

Great served over toast, and is a cute gift to add to a basket at Christmas. The beauty of this recipe is you can make it any time of the year, you are not limited to strawberry-picking time or apple-picking time. Just get yourself 3 zucchinis from the market, and away you go!

I haven't made this in a couple of years, I would love to get a batch going....Can't right now, I'm broke after paying tuition for DS. But I get paid later this week, so I can go to the store soon :) I love this recipe!

I designed a hat for my girlfriend. Am finishing up the details right now, and will hopefully post a FO pic and instructions later this week. I looked around for a pattern for what she wanted, but given the yarn I decided to use, I couldn't find a match. So I designed my own! "Girlfriend Hat pattern" coming soon....

I really must sit down and start digging into my Ballerina. The instructions became so very general, that I will likely have to sit down and write out where/when the decreases/increases occur, row by row. Now I know why they are talking about making a spreadsheet for Hanne Falkenberg's designs....


shell said...

That Jam sounds so good- I may have to make some soon.
Hope I can figure out how to do the speadsheet for the Hanne Falkenburg kit I have - Plisse'. Look forward to seeing the progress on your Ballerina!

hakucho said...

Your jam sounds delicious. It reminds me of a recipe for jam using green tomatoes that was given to me. I have to admit I never tried it. Thanks for the recipe :)

Aim said...

You're welcome guys! Let me know if you make it :)

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