Tag Archives: preserves

It Must be Jelly, ‘Cause Jam Don’t Shake Like That!

Here in the rehab, we're served toast or English muffins with breakfast, accompanied by a tiny .05 oz. sealed cup of so-so jelly. It made me think: I didn't know the difference between jelly, jam, and preserves. Quite a few people I asked didn't know either, especially guys. Here's what I use now and how they differ. -Jelly (L): Cooked fruit juice with sugar and thickened with pectin. -Jam (M): Crushed fruit cooked with sugar. Pectin is in the fruit. Less of a gelled texture that jelly. -Preserves (R): Cooked fruit with sugar. Fruit is in medium to large chunks.

Here in the rehab, we’re served toast or English muffins with breakfast, accompanied by a tiny .05 oz. sealed cup of so-so jelly. It made me think: I didn’t know the difference between jelly, jam, and preserves. Quite a few people I asked didn’t know either, especially guys. Here’s what I use now and how they differ.
-Jelly (L): Cooked fruit juice with sugar and thickened with pectin.
-Jam (M): Crushed fruit cooked with sugar. Pectin is in the fruit. Less of a gelled texture than jelly.
-Preserves (R): Cooked fruit with sugar. Fruit is in medium to large chunks.

Plants, Preserves, Pastries and Strawberry Shortcake at St. Ann’s Today

Don’t let the nasty weather stop you from getting some! 9AM-2PM today, in the hall under St. Ann’s Church of Holy Family Parish, located on Pleasant Street, just north of Prospect Street. There are lots of good things just waiting for you! Here are some photos to tantalize all fans of gardening and of home-made pastries and preserves… and of home-made strawberry shortcake! Available while supplies last!

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I bought some “Olivi Scacciate”, some sort of eggplant preserves, and a crushed black olive spread… I’ll go back for some strawberry shortcake at lunch!

Fundraiser organized by the Women’s Guild of Holy Family Parish.