Tuesday, May 17, 2011

blueberries...

in Maine in May? Sure why not?! Actually they were frozen from last year. We bought a bunch of them frozen and cleaned from a local man that owns lots of blueberry fields. I won't tell you how many pounds we bought, but it was a lot. Heck of a deal too!!  I just love blueberries. Pancakes, muffins, pie...
Anyways I make all the jelly /jam we eat, and am almost out. So I dug out lots of blueberries and made some jelly. Emma LOVES blueberry jelly, it's her favorite. They kept coming to the kitchen and smelling the aroma of the blueberries cooking down. Yes I made jelly, I strained them. I couldn't help but take a few pictures and now I want to share them!
Not much has been going on farm wise, too much rain, again. Now we need to dry out, again.


Cooking down the blueberries

adding sugar/pectin

isn't that perr-ty? a nice mixture of jars too! I made a double batch.

this is what I use for making jelly/jam. Then I can use however much sugar I want to. I used 3 C sugar and 8 C blueberries. 
 I like to use this pectin, because I can use as much or as little sugar I want, or honey. I like to taste the berries in my jelly/jam and not all sugar! Besides I think it's healthier! I've never used honey in my jelly/jam...
So until next time!

4 comments:

  1. Looks delicious! I'll have to try and find that pectin for our jelly batches this year. I like the idea of not having to put in large amounts of sugar! Thanks!

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  2. Kelly's I find the pectin at the natural food store.

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  3. I love blueberries. We have 7 bushes. The problem with planting them means you have to be patient till they are big enough to produce. So we are waiting. My apple trees are the same. Ditto on the rain here. I actually saw the SUN today!!! couldn't believe it

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  4. Yum! I love blueberries too. When my sisters and I were little, my mom would take us blueberry picking. I think we ate more than we ever picked. This year will be the first year I take my own kids. I'm looking forward to it.

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