Sunday, July 22, 2007


I must confess that I get obsessed about things sometimes... I get an idea and I keep researching and planning and learning more than I really need to know. My latest obsession in jam. I have become interested in the process of making jam and canning in general. I am making strawberry jam this afternoon, insha'Allah. I even made the fresh bread to go with the test batch!LOL

Now, I am making plans to make pickles and can vegetables. Is getting fixated on canning wierd? I hope not.


Aeryn said...

Asalaam Alaikum Sister,

I was going to do some freezer strawberry jam this year, but strawberries around here were too small because it was so dry. Inshallah you will have better results.

May Allah bless you and your family,


UmmLayla said...

I finished it and I did have good luck, alhamdulilah. I may have used a little too much fruit for the amount of pectin I had because it was a little softer than I hoped, but I know the ratio for next time, insha'Allah.

Anonymous said...

Asalamalaykom Sis,

There is one word that always stopped me from canning: botulism.

UmmLayla said...

Oh come on HA... If you got a bad batch of food maybe you could sell it to some wealthy plastic surgeon to use for botox injections;)Where's your sense of adventure?LOL

Seriously, you just have to look at your jars carefully. As long as you don't leave the ring on your lid you will know one went bad because the lid will pop off.

UmmBadier said...

I am submitting your granola recipe to Linda (Widad) Delgado author of Halal Food and Fun She is accepting submissions for another book...How do you want your name on it?If you don't tell me, I'll say ummlayla of W-state, USA. I'm going to put my version with peanutbutter in their too...What you think about that? Huh? You got something to say?

UmmBadier said...

Oh hey, you can e-mail me privately ifin you