Thursday, July 28, 2011

Edible Jewels

This time of year is when I look for jewels, "edible jewels" that is! Wild blackberries and raspberries are a couple of the common berries in the Appalachian Mountains.  So this time of year is a good time to carry a basket in your car in case you come across a few.

I like to create jams with the berries I collect.  In case your interest is sparked by looking at the yummy jars of jam below, here is a quick instruction list on how to make it for yourself.

  1. Squish some berries.
  2. Add some sugar.
  3. Add Sure Jell.
  4. Cook as directed. 
  5. To seal the lids invert jars with very hot jam (for at least 5 minutes)
  6. Wait for the lid to pop!
Now, go get your baskets! And don't forget to watch out for chiggers.  Eek!  There will be more on chiggers in my next blog!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the tip to keep a basket in the car, great idea!