Wednesday, July 18, 2012

jam day......

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~our jam day~

2 kinds were made

the regular raspberry freezer jam
 which I can never make enough of
and
strawberry/apple/vanilla
using a whole vanilla bean.....the yummiest jam ever
recipe found in my daughter's Frankie magazine
and made by her while I made the raspberry.....
if you are a jam maker and want the recipe 
just let me know
the vanilla is amazing in it
{my daughter snapped this photo of me
 while I was cleaning up the dishes from our jam making
I debated whether to add it or not..........I am very camera shy......... 
this photo makes me want to do something with my hairstyle
I have been a ponytail girl for years...........hmmmmmmm
off to have some jam on toast and ponder over this idea}


Happy day to you all


{xox} 



68 comments:

Deborah said...

Your jam looks so delicious sweetie! love your lables too :) hope you are having a happy week.

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

tinajo said...

Hey there - you look fab! Love the pics and would love to take a taste of that jam!

Tangled Sweetpea said...

Ooh Koralee, i'd love the vanilla recipe, sounds divine! Love those green plates and bowls you're holding!
Victoria xx

Ashley said...

Dearest Koralee, I would love to have the recipes, my mind has been on "jam" status for quite some time =) Love the picture of you, you are quite lovely my Dear!! Xo, Ashley

Monica said...

The picture of you is very sweet .... especially to see that you wear a corsage while making jam makes me smile :) I love your labels, and would love to have the recipe for the strawberry/apple/vanilla jam. Have a happy day :)

Gloria said...

Dear Koralee,

You are beautiful! I think your hairstyle is lovely too! What a wonderful activity to get to do with your daughter. So sweet!

The jams look delicious! I would love that recipe. Even though I have never made jam! :)

Happy day to you!

xoxo...Gloria

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

Looks delicious, it is making my mouth water! Such pretty reds!

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello Koralee,

Love jam! But I am looking for recipes without sugar or sweetners.

Do you have any?

Thank you!


Gabriela

{kara} said...

Koralee Dear,
I love this post. Wherever did you get those darling labels? those inspire me to make something like that to see- the labels that is. :) You are gorgeous, by the way, and I love seeing you in a photo. More of those please.

Xox
kara rosenberry

Helen Philipps said...

The jam looks and sounds delicious...I love the addition of vanilla to things! Your labels are so cute too. You look very pretty, Koralee...I thought so when I first saw your picture in Where Women Cook! I used to have long hair in a french plait, then I had it bobbed, and then I had it cut short and choppy! It takes time to graduate from being a pony tail girl!
Have a wonderful day!
Helen x

Lilybets said...

I love vanilla in foods and to scent home and myself!!!

Lilybets said...

I'm a vanilla lady!

It's me said...

I wish i wish....i could taste them......yammie yammie !!....you look so great !!!....you shines !!!......xxx...xxx...xxx..sweeet kisses....

Dagmar said...

I think this is your most , bestest, sweetest, charming post..it is a fabulous photo of you..the way you made your labels, how you styled the photos with the background papers......just amazing..you can see how wonderful your jam will be by the thoughtfulness you put into the presentation!
Much love for a happy and joyful day dear freind❤

Maaike said...

yay for jam and more yay's for lovely you in the picture! Great to see you so beautiful happy and shiny my friend.

Looks like you are enjoying your summertime a lot!

Love from the warm East :),
Maaike

Blondie's Journal said...

Your jam looks heavenly! I couldn't help admiring your pretty baking dish! :)

XO,
Jane

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Sounds just yummy! I like my jam on a slice of crispy toast! Ada :)

Deb said...

That last photo would be framed on my kitchen wall. How gorgeous, just like you. Enjoy that jam...it looks delish. Deb

Tereza said...

yummy yummy yummy, love your cute labelling!

Blessed Serendipity said...

Oh yum yum yum! How on earth do you stay so skinny with all those treats you make? You are adorable Koralee. I love that jadite too.

xo,
Danielle

Sherri B. said...

You are soooo adorable!!! and your jam looks so good too! xo

à la parisienne said...

Koralee,

You are just as beautiful and sweet as every image on your blog!
I'm glad to know there's another ponytail girl out there like me!
I've been contemplating cutting my hair for over a year now, but I just can't imagine not being able to have an easy, comfortable hairdo (ponytail).

I've got three gallons of fresh- picked blueberries in the freezer that I hope to use for Blueberry jam, and I've also got an itch to make some tomato jam...from my garden tomatoes.

Next year I hope to pick some wild plums and make plum jam (which will always remind me of my dear, sweet grandma).

I love that you and your daughter do domestic things together. She will be so appreciative to have learned homemaking skills from you when she's on her own one day.

Mandy

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What fun! And you are so beautiful with a lovely smile! Enjoy your day!

harmony and rosie said...

Hello gorgeous Koralee, I like you just the way you are. The recipe for strawberry vanilla jam sounds delicious and I love the fact you got it from your daughter's magazine. Please share?
Kate xox

Palomasea said...

Hello sweet friend!! You are gorgeous...radiating happiness and love!
Those look sooo yummy, I love homemade jams, and the labels are darling.
Just beautiful!
Many hugs,
- Irina

erin said...

the jam sounds delish!! but you, my dear, are adorable! so good to see your sweet face.
erin
xxoo

Alessandra said...

Lovely jam, and Koralee, you are Bellissima!!

Ciao
Alessandra

Heather @ Treoma Design said...

Koralee your post is making me hungry!! looks delicious, and love they way you've laid out the images in your post, just gorgeous.

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

Thanks for giving me the heads up on your profile pick. LOVE it! I actually squealed out loud to see my apron so obviously loved and appreciated. So glad I sent it to you, my friend!

Your jam making day looks like wonderful fun and the addition of vanilla would be the perfect dreamy touch I am sure.

You have no reason to be camera shy, Koralee! You have a fresh, happy beauty. The flowers tucked in your pocket are just the lovely touch that makes you you.

Happy day to you! :-)

Eugenia said...

oh my my you are adorable. yes yes please share the jam recipe. A whole vanilla bean. YUM.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What a sweet pony tail girl you are! I would love that strawberry/apple/vanilla jam recipe! YUMMY!
This would be such a sweet post for my weekly linky party, ON THE MENU MONDAY! Hope you will link up!

Debra Lynn Lazar said...

You. Are. Amazing. xoxo

The Blue Farmhouse said...

What a pretty lady you are, Koralee! Oh...forgot I'm suppose to make a comment on the jam. I'm sure it's delicious:)

Lynne said...

Jam looks yummy . . . Love seeing a picture of you. Pony tail feels great in steamy hot weather!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

You look absolutely adorable Koralee! Love the pony tail!
Jam looks soooo yummy, and what a sweet lable.
Thank you so much for your visit.
So happy you enjoyed.
Wishing you a happy week
Blessings,
Penny

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Yummy! Love your sweet labels. And a wonderful photo of you! :)

vintage grey said...

Your jam looks so delicious!! And, how adorable are your darling labels! So pretty you are!! I really want to make some jam, now! ;) xo Heather

by Teresa said...

Dear Koralee, we also totally depend on having raspberry freezer jam so we need to make some right now as the raspberries are ready! I am so pleased that you put a photo of you on your blog - I love to put a face with the blog - and you are just adorable and your hair is just right! Where did you find your jadeite plates? I have two and would love to have more. Mine are the Alice ones with floral designs. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Skjerstad said...

It's so good with homemade jam :)
And so delicate that you've decorated jars.
Thanks for a nice comment in my room :)

Janne

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Oh yum! And the jars are so sweet with their pretty labels. I think you look beautiful ... very natural and fresh, just like those raspberries. :) Have a great day! Tammy

gilly said...

Oooh, Y.U.M.M.Y ! And those labels are so sweet too. Reading your blog posts always put a smile on my face :-)
xx

stricksonne said...

looooove your pics!!! angie

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

You keep your hairstyle, it's perfect, it suits you wonderfully sweet Koralee. Love your clothes too and the window in the back.
I was wondering if your book on Ice cream is out yet? Hope sooooo!
Have a lovely day my sweet friend, Happy Jamming!!

Ann said...

They look so yummy!
And I love your jam bottle labels
so cute.

Barbara said...

Cute photo, Koralee, and what's wrong with a ponytail?? I think it's sweet. :)
As is your jam, no doubt.
My mother made freezer jam all the time and so do I. (Love your labels!)

found and sewn said...

Lovely to see a photo of you!! Toast and jam is one of my favourites x

Kari from Meadowview Farm said...

Your pictures always make me smile!
Thanks,
Kari

Prudence said...

aawwww Koralee! I want a jar of your jam in my fridge!!!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

So nice to see a photo of you! And the jam is making me hungry just looking at it...

M. said...

Hi Koralee! Love your sweet and inspiring blog. I absolutely love your labels. Am planning to make some jam next week and would love to have some like that. Is it possible for you to share where you got them, or if they are yours to share them? I would love, love, love. Thank you, Mona @ peaceandquilts@gmail.com

J. Beaudet said...

Great photo of your smiling face! I love the way you've photographed your jam with the vintage feel and I can almost taste it! The vanilla recipe sounds wonderful. Have a wonderful day Koralee:) Your visit and comments made my day!
Jen

Behold the Metatron said...

I really need to try this one day. You look lovely!

kristen
www.beholdthemetatron.com

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Oh Koralee,
You look so beautiful .....don't change a thing !
......your jam looks pretty spectacular as well. The labels are so lovely..... I love the sentiments.
Sorry that I've been absent for a while ..... I'm still getting to grips with my new computer and waiting for all of my photos etc. to be transfered from the old computer to the new one ! XXXX

Marilyn said...

Love, love seeing this photo of you. Oh your jam and jam day sounds so perfect and just plain delicious!

Martina said...

Dearest Koralee, you look just as sweet as the strawberry vanulla - and your hairtsyle looks fine! Would love to have tea and bread with these yummy spreads now - with you!

Crafted by Carly said...

Ooooh!!! Your posts so frequently make my mouth water!!! That jam looks so yummy! And I love your cute labels, too!
Carly
x

pollydove said...

I do know you are VERY camera shy so it is especially fun when we get to see a picture of your cute self! So glad you decided to put it in this bundle of adorable images! YUM to the jam!!! I am crazy about freezer jam too .... love it! xoxox

Sewn With Grace said...

It's all so wonderful! Love the photos, your beautiful picture (love the jadite dishes too!) I would love the recipe. I have not made jam in years and would love to try it. Sweet blessings!

Becky said...

Beautiful as always Koralee! Your blog and you make me smile :) Have to meet up one day maybe with Colleen (R&R)!
xo

sewsaucysuzy said...

This is my first time to your blog--I am intrigued with you strawberry,apple&vanilla jam. I would love the recipe! I love your pictures and look forward to visiting again.

wendy said...

How totally fun to see a photo of YOU. !!! You are adorable.
Jam..gotta love homeade jam. Raspeberry are one of my favorites...I like them much more then strawberries.
apples are my least fav. fruit. (don't know why I mentioned that)
The labels on the jars are adorable.

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Love your beaming smile in this post....you are one of my favourite bloggers....so happy to have met you three years ago!


ciao bella
creative carmelina
xoxoxo

Willow's Quiet Corner said...

Koralee! No need for you to be camera shy! You look lovely! I would adore having those jam recipes! I am trying to start canning and looking for delish recipes I can try out! ! ! :) Hugs!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

Beautiful post, sweet friend and yes, every photo, I see of you, you always look so beautiful,... from a ponytail often, girl here too. Your jam looks wonderful and homemade always tastes so much better. Love all the sweet labels too.

Hugs
Carolyn

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

Oh I sure wish I had tastavision!!!! I can smell that delicious jam with the hint of vanilla -- oh how fabulous!!!! So nice to see your smiling face -- as always -- I drop by for a smile and I get them 10 fold!!! sending tons of hugs my friend!!!! love ya!!! Oh...have you tried rose petal in your jam -- that is yummy too!!! : )

Trisha Brink Design said...

Ok, Miss Koralee, I've been trying to get caught up on all the stuff I've been buried in and now have finally made it over here to visit! Whew!!! I had to comment and let you know that I love to see you on your blog! I think your hair is adorable, and you needn't have to change a thing unless you're bored with it yourself. You look amazing and so do your pics and the jam! So happy to see I'm not the only one who can't make enough Raspberry Freezer Jam...but the Strawberry Apple Vanilla sounds amazing too! Hope you are well, sorry to ramble...but wanted to say a very Happy Hello & wishes for a happy summer (even through all the rain) Cheers my dear, T. :)

hardydanielle said...

I just made a trip to get some fresh raspberries and made some of my own the other day! Nothing like homemade jam :)

Sam I Am...... said...

I'd love both recipes if you ever have the time. I've been disappointed with the recipes I've used in the canning books.
You look darling! I love your jars and how you decorated them and your wallpaper is lovely in the background. Reminds me of when I was young.