Friday, July 1, 2011

Blueberry Jammin'

It's blueberry-picking season and there is certainly no shortage of blueberries in North Carolina. We took The Family to Herndon Hills Farm, which has a whole field dedicated to these blue gems. After picking almost 4 lbs of blueberries, we were ready to learn how to make some blueberry jam from SDK (thanks!).

Blueberry mashing. 

Ingredients to cook with blueberry mash: sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, butter, sure jell, and brandy.

Sterilizing the jars.

Beautiful blueberry jam. 

We had this jam the next morning with biscuits. It was simply sinful. After giving several jars away, we only have 2 left! The Sister says that she has found a new hobby and plans to pick more berries for more jamming. I think I want to try making hot pepper jam next! Shout out to SDK for teaching us a useful and delicious hobby :).

Happy early July 4th weekend with friends and family. Don't forget to go blueberry picking if possible! 

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