Oh dear goodness, I adore this little site! The Jam Labelizer is a very simple little tool to create your own jam labels, save the images, and print them out. Easy peasy lemon squeezie!
Not only do I swoon over the cutesy interface, but it has me daydreaming about coordinating my next trip back to Oregon with the summer fruit season. If you haven't had an apple, cherry, pear, peach, or plum from the Pacific Northwest, you are very much missing out. (I'm still waiting for the state of Georgia to kick me out for snub-nosing their local peaches.) Mom? If you're reading this? Can we make jam this summer?
There are a handful of labels that are totally free to customize, save, and print. And it even lets you choose your jar size, so that the labels fit just right. Anybody squint to read the directions on this label?
That's right - It says to use milk to stick plain paper to a jar. What the what? Apparently, if you print your label on laser paper, you can brush milk on the back and stick it right to the jar. Who knew! I love that idea! If you click the link from the site, it takes you to a message board where people discuss how they attach labels to glass bottles using milk and printer paper.
I'm just dying to try this out. Homemade jam is easier than you think, and it just tastes so, so good. I'm pretty sure that I need to take a field trip to my mom's kitchen in Oregon to make jam and photograph the process for a summertime blog post. I'll make any excuse to get my paws on some jam from the Northwest! :)