We be jammin'!
|10 lbs of low bush blueberries|
So, what am I to do with 10 lbs of low bush blueberries? Besides turn my fingers blue eating them? ;-)
Time for blueberry jam. I have made strawberry jam before- after picking the strawberries. It's a little easier to go to the farmers market and buy 10 lbs of blueberries! Especially these. Have you ever tried picking low bush blueberries? I had already purchased 4 pints of blueberries when I came across Kathy from Valley View Farm who lured me in with the 10 lb box.
So, I put the 4 pints in my backpack and I carried the 10 lb box home. (Low bush blueberries do not do well in a backpack. I almost had blueberry sauce by the time I walked home. Those were the first into the pot!)
Rock got all my canning stuff out of the attic and away I went in search of my Ball Canning Jar cookbook. Alas, nowhere to be found. Ah, the internet is a wonderful invention. Came up with a lot of recipes, almost all using pectin, which I don't normally use. Finally found a good one using sugar and lemon juice.
|12 cups of blueberries ready to boil.|
|The finished product- blueberry jam|
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