Loquat Jam

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Good morning everyone! 

I hope you all had a lovely Mother’s Day weekend and now your energy is fully charged, instead of feeling Monday blue haha! 

 

So again, I’ll talk about loquats…as I sometimes talk about it, my apartment got 5 loquat trees and my landlord approved me taking “as many as I can,” so here I am! Even though it’s the fact that eating them fresh is the best way to enjoy them, we just can’t finish them. I don’t want to waste them, so let’s make some jam! 

 

Ready to check how I made it? Let’s cook! 

 

<Today’s Recipe>

Loquat Jam

loquat jam

<Ingredients>

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  • 200g loquat with seeds without skin and seeds
  • 100g sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • A splash of lemon juice or sprinkle of citric acid

 

<Directions>

  1. Combine loquat, sugar, and water in a saucepan and bring it to boil.
  2. When the contents start to boil, reduce heat to medium low and keep simmering until the liquid is reduced and its texture gets nice and thick like nectar.
  3. Let it cool and transfer the jam to a glass jar.

 

<Cooking Tips>

  • Make sure your glass jar is CLEAN! To sterilize the jar, I rub it with vodka and air dry it completely before I put the cooled down jam. If you prefer, you can sanitize it with hot water too or use a fancy sterilizing gadget(I’m interested in this gadget to try once) 
  • How to enjoy jam – spread on your morning toast, drop a teaspoon of jam in your morning tea, add in your yogurt parfait…the choice is unlimited!
loquat jam
Haha, yeah I know we still got over a half year till Christmas! Also is it only me who can’t throw away glass jar by thinking about “maybe I can use it in someway” and a large number of glass jar taking a huge space in my kitchen storage? 

 

My breakfast got a level up with my jam made with in-season, wild(I’d call the loquat this way since I don’t see anyone watered them or fertilized them) loquats harvested by me and transformed into sweet yummy jam made from scratch! 

loquat jam

If you have extra fruits that you don’t think you can’t finish while they’re still fresh, making a jam/preserve is probably the best way! It’s the berry season so you might have a chance to make berry jams. Play with what you got and enjoy your morning energy boost! 

 

<Another Unique Holiday Today>

So today is National Lost Sock Memorial Day. As soon as I knew there was this unique national holiday coming up, I was reminded of what my dinner buddy told me the other day. 

 

When he used to take care of his own laundry when he was still a college student, his pair of socks was no longer a pair when he took them out from a washer or dryer. He said it magically happened whenever he did the laundry, and it occurs not only to him but a lot of people. He was very enthusiastic about telling me how it happens misterically, but unfortunately it didn’t sound familiar to me. I always found the socks as a pair, and even though some brands released special tools to make it stop the socks from being taken apart while they’re washed, I’m sure I’d never buy these tools simply because I don’t need it. 

 

Instead of a sock disappearing, what “magically” happens to our laundry is I always find a sock that is supposed to be in the laundry hamper but being found 2 inches too far from it. Which one of the stories do you find familiar? I’d love to hear your tips haha!    

 

<Other Breakfast Ideas>

Filling good! Breakfast Burrito

breakfast burrito

If you want “wow” or a little surprise! April Fool’s Breakfast Special

april fool breakfast special

Refreshing quick healthy breakfast! Yogurt & Acai Smoothie Bowl

acai yogurt smoothie bowl

Enjoy home cooking and your own creation of homemade food:)

 

10 Comments Add yours

  1. elvira797mx says:

    Wow! Looks delicious jam, love homemade jam. Great post!
    Years ago, I dedicated myself to preparing jams, it is very relaxing and when open the jar and enjoy it, it is something magical. Thank’s for share, Tanooki.
    Can I ask you for your recipe to prepare French toast? Please.
    Happy Mother’s Day! Enjoy your time.
    Thank you. Have a wonderful week!
    Elvira

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Hi Elvira, here is my french toast recipe. I love putting whipped cream but you can play with any toppings to make it your ultimate favorite😊👍✨

      Whipped Cream and Berries French Toast
      https://tanookihomemadecafe.wordpress.com/2021/01/05/whipped-cream-and-berries-french-toast/

      Hope you’re enjoying your day too dear😘🎉

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      1. elvira797mx says:

        Aww! Thank you very much,Tanooki
        Sounds delicious with toppings. Appreciate for share it.
        Enjoying your day too! 🙏🤗😘🎉🧁

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  2. johnrieber says:

    National Lost Sock Day – you uncover the best holidays!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tanooki says:

      Haha~ thanks John! Hope you’re celebrating it🧦💕😂👍

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  3. Livia says:

    That jam looks delicious! Too bad we‘re not having western breakfast anymore. 😞
    But I think I would have to eat so much bread to get as stuffed from it as I get from Nasi Campur, that I’d either have to spend all my time baking the bread or spending fortunes for buying it. 🤩

    By the way, I never heard of Voka for sterilizing jars. Cool 😎
    When I cooked jam back in Europe, I usually boiled the jars in hot water, let them cool down without touching the inside, filled the jam in it, covered them with vacuuming lids and either turned the jars upside down and covered them with a kitchen towel for cooling or cooked the jars again, immersed in water so that the air could get out and the lids made the vacuum. That way, I could store them for a very long time, even without cooling. Most of the time, the whole thing was completely unnecessary because we ate all the jam within a few weeks. 😁
    I guess with your delicious loquats jam, it would happen just the same, no?

    The story with the socks is cool! I didn’t know that there’s even a holiday for that! 😆😁
    I’ve always had that problem in Europe, too. Before leaving Europe, I had a drawer with about 30 single socks and no matching second sock for them 😆
    Over there, in Germany, people say that there’s a sock-monster living inside the washing machine and it eats the socks. Here in Indonesia, people say that there was a mouse inside the washing machine and stole the sock. 😆

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Yes Livia, you just explained the whole procedure to can your jar of fruit jam!😆 If I want to store my homemade jam for long time, say, maybe more than half year? I’d do that with your method of boiling the jar!

      I looked up online how to sterilizing jars and knew a lot of people do it with vodka. It sounded so much easier and yes as you said, I don’t store them for looong time so I did it with vodka. I thought people would prefer this way because jams made with just about half pounds of loquat won’t be in the fridge more than a month🤣

      And for the lost socks memorial…wow 30 of them are a lot!!🤣 And I take it happens to everyone since there’s special saying in Germany and Indonesia? If so the inventor of the special tool not to lose the socks while they’re in washing machine should be awarded for “Nobel Peace Prize for forever-together-a-pair-of-socks” haha~😂

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      1. Livia says:

        Ya, in fact, I liked your hint with the vodka very much as the other way is crazy time consuming. 😁👍

        Liked by 1 person

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