Sunday, January 11, 2009

Ube Jam


I have three of what I call personal traditions as I welcome the new year together with my family. We all wear red because it's such a vibrant color, full of enthusiasm and energy which I want us all to imbibe for the new year. Second is all lights in the house are turned on including the washrooms. Third is abundant food.

That's why it never fails. We always have left over foods at the start of the year. We don't actually cook for the next two days and there are cakes, leche flans, ube jams, fruits and other desserts for the next seven days or so. They last according to their shelf life fortunately.

The only food left from new year's eve is the last pack of ube jam. But this afternoon as I was preparing to take a picture of it for my entry for LaPiS (Lasang Pinoy, Sundays) I noticed molds are starting to form already. This should not be as this can last for two weeks. My big guess is someone did not properly scoop the jam so it was contaminated. Out it goes from my storage.

15 comments:

foodiejenn said...

Madali nga daw talaga masira ang ube jam. Sayang naman naging moldy.

My LaPiS post is here. Happy Sunday!

Jay - agent112778 said...

what you said is just one of the possibilities. probably someone left it outside the fridge for a long time...even a newly cooked ube jam will be spoild and/or get moldy just for the sudden change of temperature. thats why i dont buy ube jam in Baguio bcoz im afraid it might go moldy/spoiled during travel.

Here is Mine

magandang araw ka-lasa-ista :)
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KitchenMaus said...

Ay sayang....sarap pa naman niyan! anga ganda ng kulay o!

thess said...

Oh my, sayang! I love love ube...d bale, gawa na lang ulit di ba? (^0^)

My entry naman is here, a good Sunday to you!

iska said...

Naku sayang nga...
Bihira pa naman ako makatikim ng talagang masasabi kong masarap talaga!

maiylah said...

love the color! awww, too bad nagka-molds kaagad.

Cookie said...

madali talagang mapanis ang halaya. ube halaya holds a special place in my heart because my Lolo used to cook this for us every Christmas :)

my entry is HERE

Lynn said...

FOODIEJENN, Natuluan pala ng water kaya nagkamolds. It's really important to cover our food properly. Or seal them if we must.

JAY, From my experience, never namang napanis ang ube jam when I buy from Baguio or any place which takes hours of travel. :)

KITCHENMAUS, Sa lahat yata ng ginawa kong ube in the past, last December's were the best, pati color. Practice makes perfect. :D

THESS, ISKA, MAIYLAH, Oo nga eh, one batch din yan.

COOKIE, I got my inclination with ube from my mom naman. She loves it sooo much until now that she's in the US na, she still makes them whenever there's a craving.

Munchkin Mommy said...

we observe the exact same things you do during the new year! wear read, all indoor and outdoor lights turned on and lots of food. we also always have halayang ube!

ces said...

ahahaha! indeed, it spoils rotten so fast when not handled well, but i miss that!:) not the spoiled one though;)

Gay said...

Hay sarap!!! Will do this when I get back to GenSan. We have ube all year round there.

Manang said...

I soooo miss ube haleya! Gotta go to the Asian store soon! This I never have leftovers of because it seldom comes to my home!

Jescel said...

aww... such a waste of ube jam. this is my favorite. too bad i can't find ube here...

julie said...

Ube? Di yan nagtatagal dito sa amin because we have an ube monster named Julian who will eat anything ube from the jam to the cake and ice cream :D

It could be the moist from the cover, nahulog sa ube which caused the molds.

u8mypinkc00kies♥ said...

we buy this from baguio whenever we go there!
the sapin-sapin from Dolor's is so yummy... may ube halaya talaga sya! :D