Giving Jam as Gifts and 4 other homemade ways to use Jam and Jelly this Holiday Season

Homemade Jam and Jelly ready for giving to hostesses, friends, teaches or co-workers.  

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Every holiday season I give Jams and Jellies to friends, family, hostesses,  teachers, co-workers, neighbours and more as gifts. A homemade gift of food is a personal and useful gift for the recipient. Making a gift basket complete with all of the items needed for a gourmet treat is even more special and appreciated. Here are a few ways that you can incorporate homemade Jams or Jellies as gifts.

  1. Choose a jam that pairs well with cheese such as Peach-Jalapeño, add some artisan crackers and a great quality cheese and wrap in an attractive basket, tray or bin. 
  2. Give a Jam that goes with breakfast like Fresh Peach, Strawberry or Grape Jelly, add English Muffins, a gourmet nut spread and place it all in a festive basket, Christmas Holiday Breakfast Basket!
  3. Pick up a brick of cream cheese, some water crackers and a jar of Savory Jelly like Red Pepper, Rhubarb - Jalapeño or Peach -Jalapeño, wrap the items in cellophane on a holiday plate with a wide spreading knife and wrap with a bright ribbon. Give as a hostess gift to serve as an appetizer. 
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And 4 More ways to use homemade preserves this Holiday Season!

1.  Make an appetizer platter with gourmet meats, a variety of cheeses, grapes, crackers and Red Pepper Jelly And Peach Jalapeño Jelly.

2. Fill mini tart shells with a variety of different jams for a homemade old fashioned holiday treat!  Fill each mini tart shell with a different flavour of sweet homemade jam, bake at 350 for approximately 12minutes. 

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Jam Filled Mini Tarts for a hostess, coworkers or a quick homemade holiday treat

3. Top a wheel of Brie with a unique flavour such as Christmas Jam and bake for 20 mins in a 325 degree oven. Serve with a variety of crackers.  

4. Make Christmas cookies or squares! Strawberry Jam filled Linzer Cookies, my all time favourite holiday cookie! 

Christmas Jam

Christmas Jam

Giving a gift of homemade Jam whether made by you or purchased from here is a special and unique way of showing people you care about that you made a thoughtful choice for them rather than an item that is mass produced.  Food as gifts is also practical and useful.

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Welcome to our life here on King’s Heritage Farm! I’ve been encouraged for awhile now to share what I know about homesteading, subsistence farming, working on and off the farm, raising kids, married life and balancing it all but I’ve been reluctant because I didn’t know where to begin! Well, today I said to myself, quit worrying about beginning at the beginning and just start where you are! 

So this will be the beginning of sharing the daily goings on of our life, how and why we do what we do, trials and mistakes, triumphs and success. I am by no means an expert, I’ve just made so many mistakes that I’ve learned how to do this better and smarter. The great thing about mistakes is it gives an opportunity to reflect and try something else, they also make great stories to laugh with family and friends over!

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