View Poll Results: How many jars Jelly,Jam or Preserves is in your Fridge?
One 23 23.00%
Two 20 20.00%
Three 17 17.00%
Four or more 14 14.00%
None 26 26.00%
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Old 06-20-2017, 11:02 AM
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How many jars of Jelly, Jam or Preserves is in your Fridge?

Buttered Toast & jelly is part of my breakfast every morning. If we cook biscuits for dinner then I want butter & jelly with them. My dad was the same way.

I keep three varieties in the fridge, Grape & Plum jelly and Strawberry Preserves. I'll usually alternate each morning.
Sometimes I buy Apple instead of Plum jelly. But there's always three kinds of jelly in my fridge.

My grandmother made wonderful jelly. Fig preserves from her backyard tree. Several wild berry jellies. I miss those homemade jellies.

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Old 06-20-2017, 11:24 AM
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I voted two, but I'm guess neither are really edible at this point and will be tossed next time we clean the fridge. I like jam in general, and raspberry preserves in particular, but never (less than once a year) consume any.
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Old 06-20-2017, 11:28 AM
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The one that's open.

Keeping it there isn't even necessary (they're called "preserves" for a reason), it's just that the fridge is in the incredibly-tiny kitchen and the pantry is not. An advantage of an incredibly-tiny kitchen is that you can pop the toast, prep it, eat it, leave the knives in the wash and put the ingredients back in place without walking more than one step at a time... there isn't room for more than one step at a time

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Old 06-20-2017, 11:36 AM
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I'm a jammin' fool. Any time I have a handful of "extra" fruit, be it over- or underripe, sour, superfluous to requirement for another recipe, etc., it gets jammed. Yesterday I made whisky peach jam with about nine peaches from the supermarket that were ripening up too sour to enjoy eating out of hand. Oh, and I put in a few handfuls of tiny yellow plums that I scrumped off the Stanford campus. For pectin

So there's two jars of that, a jar of cherry rhubarb, a jar of orange-Meyer lemon-marjoram marmalade, a few jars of last year's tomato onion relish...

Despite the current riches of jams, I am out of bread. So I had cheesecake for breakfast
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Old 06-20-2017, 11:47 AM
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I used to have one or two at all times, but I rarely have bread in the house anymore.
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Old 06-20-2017, 12:05 PM
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There are three in the fridge, but a shelf full in the basement. The ones in the fridge are raspberry/lemon/mint, marionberry, and blueberry/apricot.
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Old 06-20-2017, 01:18 PM
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Does duck sauce count?
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Old 06-20-2017, 01:19 PM
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One. Blenheim apricot preserves from our local stone fruit orchard. Once I ran out of them, and tried some supermarket apricot preserves, but they tasted like orange colored jello with a faint hint of apricot in the background.

Maybe I'll have to try making some of my own this year, if the apricot crop is good.
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Old 06-20-2017, 01:31 PM
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None. Jam is on the shopping list on the fridge.
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Old 06-20-2017, 01:32 PM
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I have never liked jam, or anything fruity like that, but somehow I acquired a taste for red pepper jelly. So much so, that I make my own now, and there is at least one in the fridge, possibly two because the opened one got shoved to the back and I just grabbed a new one out of the pantry rather than dig for it.

There may be a tiny jar of some kind of jam that someone gave me as a gift many years ago in the door of the fridge. If I think about it, it's going on twenty years, and it may be time to toss that one.
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Old 06-20-2017, 01:35 PM
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Zero--I'd rather just have butter on my toast. Peanut butter & jelly sandwiches are OK if you leave off the jelly (at least that nasty grape crap).
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Old 06-20-2017, 01:37 PM
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Jam and preserves (I'm going to throw in marmalades and chutneys too) are great.
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Old 06-20-2017, 01:45 PM
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Looks like we have three right now. Last week, it would have been four. I'm not entirely sure where they're all from, as I don't really eat preserves, but with a couple kids in the house, always good to have around, I guess. We have strawberry, rose hip, and apricot preserves. (We usually also have grape, but I guess that ran out.)
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Old 06-20-2017, 01:48 PM
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One jar of sour cherry preserves. I use it with Greek yogurt.
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Old 06-20-2017, 02:17 PM
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3. Strawberry, huckleberry and orange marmalade. The only time they ever get used is when we have toast at breakfast, and that is only when we do a full fry-up. Once every couple of months, maybe.
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Old 06-20-2017, 02:23 PM
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Fig and blackberry
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Old 06-20-2017, 02:38 PM
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One. Guava jam, homemade by my wife's 'aunt' who isn't actually family, but might as well be. Once or twice a year, when we go down to Florida, she sends us back with a 12-pack of homemade preserves. Usually some strawberry jam, some guava jam, and some strawberry-guava jam, which is the best jam ever. Even better than those kumquat-calamondin preserves that my wife's grandmother used to make.

I have distant memories of buying jelly and jam in the grocery store, but we haven't had to resort to that in time out of mind.
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Old 06-20-2017, 03:18 PM
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The one that's open.

Keeping it [in the fridge] isn't even necessary (they're called "preserves" for a reason)
I thought they were called 'preserves' because the canning process both sealed the jar, and was hot enough to kill any bacteria inside the jar. So they would stay good for many years, as long as you didn't open the jar.

But once you open it, all bets are off. Stuff can get in, and jam is a wonderful medium for stuff to grow on. Unless you go through a jar of jam in a matter of days, 'refrigerate after opening' is good advice.
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Old 06-20-2017, 03:38 PM
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3 in the fridge right now. Blackberry, Strawberry, and orange marmalade.
I love to make jelly/jam/preserves. I mostly eat blackberry. I just heard that black raspberries are ripe so I'll be picking this weekend. Yum!
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Old 06-20-2017, 03:38 PM
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Old 06-20-2017, 03:57 PM
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I generally live a low-carb existence, so I don't ever have bread at home, so no reason to have jam.
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Old 06-20-2017, 04:26 PM
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I generally live a low-carb existence, so I don't ever have bread at home, so no reason to have jam.
Jams go well with poultry (like turkey and cranberry jelly).
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Old 06-20-2017, 04:55 PM
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I voted two, but I'm guess neither are really edible at this point and will be tossed next time we clean the fridge. I like jam in general, and raspberry preserves in particular, but never (less than once a year) consume any.
Also two, also not edible. I rarely touch the stuff.
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Old 06-20-2017, 04:59 PM
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One in the fridge, about three dozen in the pantry, most of which will be given away. And jam season is only getting started.
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Old 06-20-2017, 06:26 PM
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I wasn't sure if other people keep a variety of jellies at home. Looks like I'm not the only one that likes a choice in the morning.

Homemade is usually better. You can use more of the juice and less sugar than commercial.

I've never had access to enough fresh berries or fruit to make my own.

I've had a craving for peach preserves lately. I friend gave me a couple jars last year. It was so good.

I tried watermelon preserves one time. It's an acquired taste. LOL

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Old 06-20-2017, 06:35 PM
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So I just checked we have in the fridge today. I only really like the first two.

Grape
Raspberry
Orange Marmalade
Mango
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Old 06-20-2017, 06:52 PM
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Just two.

Now, if you wanna talk salad dressings or hot sauces...


mmm
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Old 06-20-2017, 07:26 PM
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Two, at present, raspberry and peach preserves. There will be a third after my next shopping trip, probably blackberry or mixed berry. Occasionally I get a yen for apple butter.
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Old 06-20-2017, 08:17 PM
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One jar of pepper jelly.
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Old 06-20-2017, 08:18 PM
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strawberry preserves, apricot preserves, marmalade, apple jelly, crabapple jelly
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Old 06-20-2017, 09:52 PM
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Not big on sweets. But blackberry preserves and good butter on a fresh biscuit or baguette with hot coffee is a good occasional breakfast, French-style.

I used to do a delicious grilled chicken glaze made of apricot preserves mixed with olive oil, sherry vinegar, a teaspoon of dried mustard, and crushed red pepper. Start the chicken on a slow flame with just S&P, and spread the glaze on for the last ten minutes. I have to try that again this summer.
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Old 06-20-2017, 10:26 PM
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None. I'm a hot sauce kinda guy.
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Old 06-21-2017, 12:43 AM
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I voted three, on a guess. Our condiment shelves are generally a disgrace, and we just did a purge due to the old fridge dying last month. I'm not much on sweets period, and I'm halfheartedly keto-ing, but I'm pretty sure I have a half-jar of sour cherry jam in there, as usual. (Sometimes I mix it up and get blueberry or plum) I know my husband just broke out a jar of something like blood-orange and pepper jelly, and there's probably something kid-friendly like seedless raspberry or strawberry. Oh wait, I know there's some marmalade nobody's touching and I should pitch or put in a sauce. Plus I think we have some Luxardo maraschino cherries.

Now if you had asked about pickledy things...jeez. Too many to count.

BTW, if I end up with a small excess of fruit for whatever reason, I do make a decent homemade jam/conserve/whatever the cool kids are calling it these days. But I don't go through the whole canning process; I just try to use most of it up with a dessert or two, and the rest gets eaten or tossed in the next couple weeks. I have frozen some with good results also. I just don't trust myself not to give us all the runs.

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Old 06-21-2017, 12:56 AM
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Two. One orange-colored, the other a dark purple-red. Homemade. I have no idea what flavor they are. I've never opened them. Jam ain't my jam, I guess.
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Old 06-21-2017, 01:35 AM
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Sugar-free orange marmalade and sugar-free strawberry preserves. Both gross and disgusting.
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Old 06-21-2017, 04:57 AM
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strawberry, mixed berry, apricot, homemade cherry x 3 (don't trust those in the cupboard), green mango, tomato, fig & walnut, watermelon confit, orange marmalade, orange & ginger marmalade, preserved ginger, some spoon sweets, some glacé cherries, 3 jars of my own homemade fruit mince, apple butter, onion marmalade and mint jelly - some 21 jars or so. Some of those are tiny jars, though. And the apricot is in a can, not a jar.

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Old 06-22-2017, 10:23 AM
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I said 3 - I use jam more than jelly.

My favorites are raspberry and grape - crab apple too if I can find it. My husband usually has blueberry.

Open-face peanut butter and grape jam sandwiches were a staple during my childhood. Still love them.
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Old 06-22-2017, 10:28 AM
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Unless you go through a jar of jam in a matter of days, 'refrigerate after opening' is good advice.
You can now join The Bestest Boyfriend in the bench reserved for people who say things such as "it's never worth it to buy a car new unless it's in December and the closing year's model" and "you should keep your jam in the fridge unless you go through it in a matter of days". I buy small jars specifically for that reason, and as a chemist I've got pretty decent training in how to avoid contaminating stuff.

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Old 06-22-2017, 10:36 AM
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One homemade strawberry
One homemade raspberry
one store bought grape
one store bought strawberry (emergency use)

The freezer has at least two dozen jars of homemade strawberry and another eighteen or so of raspberry, subject to giveaways for friends.
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Old 06-22-2017, 12:11 PM
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I am planning on making some more jam today, I scrumped a few handfuls of crabapples from our HOA's common area, and then got half a dozen figs from the community garden. That doesn't sound like much, I know, but the figs are HUGE this year, like softball size... I think they really liked the wet winter. So I'm thinking crabapple-fig-chocolate mint.
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Old 06-22-2017, 12:37 PM
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None - because we don't refrigerate jams & jellies.
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