Hey folks! Today’s feature is a bit of a hybrid, mixing up adorable personalised labels by kidecals with delicious homemade jam! Kidecals have heaps of label designs to choose from, but my favourite item in the collection is the waterproof DIY jar labels. Check out our review below, visit kidecals to snap up your own personalised labels, and try our quick jam recipe!
One my favourite things to have for breakfast (or for a mid-afternoon snack) in winter is raspberry jam on toast (or crumpets) with a piping hot cup of tea. About a year ago I splurged on a powerful blender and started making my own homemade jam, almond butter, soups, sauces, and other raw foods. The recipe (below) for ‘quick jam’ is a huge hit with our whole family and every time I make a batch it’s gone in a matter of days. Plus, it looks extra cute with my new DIY labels!
Pretty DIY Canning / Jar Labels
The lovely labels you see on my gingham jars (above) are custom printed by the crew at kidecals. They cost $12 for a set of 8, or $22 for a set of 16, and are superb quality. They’re made from a thick waterproof vinyl that held tight even in the dishwasher. I had mine custom printed with the words “Bon Appetit!” – but you can choose any wording you like. The finish is a shiny gloss and I was super impressed at how delightful my jam looked when it was packed up and ready to go. I took a jar over to my neighbour’s house, just to share my excitement!
Quick Raspberry Jam (No Added Sugar)
2 cups of raspberries (or blackberries, blueberries…)
1/4 cup of coconut water
1/2 cup of fresh pitted dates
2 tbsp of chia seeds
Blend coconut water and dates to combine
Add berries and chia seeds
Zap blender a few times to mix into a seedy, jam like consistency
Place in a jar in the fridge for half an hour to firm up
Note: If you over blend you will end up with a smoothie, so keep it chunky. I’ve tried lots of combos using this general recipe; adding a banana, or an apple, or leaving out the dates… it’s super versatile!
If you’re in the market for some labels, the folks at kidecals have a couple of promos on the go at the moment including 15% off (worldwide shipping available) for signing up to their newsletter. You can also enter to win a years supply of kidecals (US residents only). Here’s a little snapshot of the kidecals range – check out the rest via their webstore.