Aren't these fun? I'm organizing a Preserves Party this month and I seriously can't wait to swap spreads with all my friends. The point was to do a little work and end up with a lot of jam, but I can't help myself. I just keep making more! So far I've made a boysenberry freezer jam, a strawberry fig jam, some wild plum preserves (think pork chops or goat cheese/hazelnut ravioli) and some fig preserves (just dying to top a round of brie, to be baked in puff pastry. Right?) I'm REALLY hoping someone makes peach preserves and let's me know so that I don't run out and make some myself... though there are still several others rolling around in my mind!
Anyhow... got the harebrained idea to make cute labels as well! Super easy- I cut 2" circles out of scrapbook paper and printed the label part on plain white paper. Cut 'em out with fun scissors and presto! Cuter than ever jars! (okay, they could seriously be a lot cuter... but this is simple and plain and kinda my style.) If you want the word file for your own preserving this season, leave me your email address and I'll email it to you! (I don't know how to put it on the blog... otherwise I would.) :)