Thursday, December 4, 2008

In The Kitchen With Mama Making Blueberry Jam

I know what you might be thinking. (me make jam, what's wrong with the stuff they sell in the jars at the store?) Well the stuff in the store is not all bad, but making it yourself is even better.

There are a lot of advantages to making jam yourself.

  • you get to control how much sugar goes in it
  • you can buy the fruits when they are in season and on sale
  • it taste so much better than store bought

The ingredients needed to make your own blueberry jam are

Blueberries, sugar, pectin, lemon juice, and a little water

  1. wash all your equipments properly



2. Measure out all your ingredients

3. wash your berries and put then in a large bowl

4. carefully mash your blueberries




5. put your berries in a pot and bring to a boil along with a little water, sugar, pectin and lemon juice

6. Stir constantly


7. once ready put you jam in the prepared containers and preserve in water bath


8. Taste and enjoy your creation


We had a lot of fun making jam in Mama's kitchen. I really hope that you will give it a try. I can promise you that once you've had home made jam you will never want anything else.

For more detail instructions you can visit http://www.pickyourown.org/blueberryjam.htm





5 comments:

Ann@His Grace To Me said...

Jam making is so fun, you can be so creative. I get frozen guava or mango pulp and mix it with strawberries to make a fabulous jam. It's so good I have to hide the jars and ration them out!

mama said...

We too have to hide jam around here. The kids love it on oatmeal, plain yogurt and of coarse fresh bread.

Daniele said...

we are jam hiding people as well!! I finally just took out some of the strawberry rhubarb we made this summer...yummy!

travisandreba said...

looks delicious we miss you all. wish we could come over and taste it. hugs to all of you.

mama said...

We miss you guys too. Please post more pictures so that we can watch princess Z. grow. Tell Travis we said hi.