Six or eight weeks ago, when I was possessed and bought 16 pints of organic blueberries during the Whole Foods one day sale, I made several jams, including a straight-up blueberry from my Food in Jars cookbook. After the fact, I felt it just had too much cinnamon but didn't have time to deal with it so put my sealed jars away in a dark spot until a lazy morning arrived. This morning is that time! That you can repair many jams is a liberating, wonderful feature of canning. In this case, I opened up the four jars of not-good-enough jam, discarded the lids, dumped the jam into my canning pot, added another pint of blueberries and once it's all boiling again, I'll add some Grand Marnier. Meanwhile, my waterbath canner is full of water and coming to a boil, new lids will be softened, jars sterilized anew. Yes, you have to toss lids, recook and reprocess your jams, but isn't that better than throwing it out? And, you'll net more of your product because you're adding something, be it additional fruit or, in the case of a too-thick jam, boiling water. Fantastic all around!
And now, completely off-topic but for your total amusement, a list of terrible business names personally witnessed by moi.
- Darquest Tan: Darkest Tan if you can't translate that nonsense. I don't believe this needs much in the way of explanation for making this list.
- Purse-a-Nail-ities: I don't even understand why so much needs to be going on here. Manicures and purses? This name is ridiculous.
- Ginalick: I have no words.
- Jimmy's Hair We Are: Here we are? We are hair? Who's Jimmy?
- Chicageaux: Why has Chicago come to Cajun country?
These really ice the cake of poorly considered, or overly considered, company monikers.