While the rest of the country is having sweltering heat and drought, the Northwest has had a cool, wet summer so far. Right now, however, we are enjoying some sun and warmth, not hot, but at least warm! Time to head to the local farmer’s market and see if the local berries are ripe in spite of the weather. They are!
That means it’s jam makin’ time! It truly is a simple pleasure. Freezer jam couldn’t be easier to make or tastier to eat. We love it!
Everything you need to know is written on instructions inside the pectin box.
Simply crush the clean berries.
Stir in the sugar and mix well. Let set for 10 minutes, stirring occassionally.
In a smaller bowl combine the pectin and lemon juice per directions.
After the berries and sugar have been combined for 10 minutes
add the pectin mixture and stir well for three minutes.
Put into clean freezer containers, leaving space at the top as things expand when they freeze.
All ready for the freezer!
This winter we will enjoy the taste of summer on our toast.
I think I’ll make some blackberry jam next.
What’s your favorite jam?