Wednesday, July 11, 2012

i made you some jam

If you watched me ramble on Monday, then you know, that over the weekend, I went to the farmer's market with my parents.

I did.
And we found a new cafe.
And I had lemonade while my dad had a bloody Mary.
He's mean like that ;)

I came home with my usual, large haul of loveliness...and a nice container of wild raspberries.
They reminded me of the berries we'd pick at Camp Narrin growing up (tear).
Imagine my surprise when they were not as sweet as the berries of my youth.
Adding sugar seems to fix everything, so I decided a small batch of jam was in order.

Using the power of the google, I found this recipe.

So easy. So delicious. Nom nom nom.

equal parts raspberries and sugar (I used 2 cups of berries and 2 cups of sugar)
squeeze of fresh lemon juice (optional, but I highly suggest this)

What you do:
1. Place freshly washed berries in a sauce pot. (as the jam cooks it will double in size, so plan accordingly)
2. Mash the berries while you bring them to a rolling boil over med-highish heat.
3. Boil for 2 min.
4. Add sugar and lemon juice and stir well.
5. While stirring constantly, bring to a rolling boil.
6. Boil for 2 min.
7. DONE! Place in sterilized jam jars and seal (I just stuck mine in the fridge, we'll go through this jam super fast)


Joining the fun at Ashley's Ta-Da Tuesday Party!


Pamela said...

Mark loves raspberries. I'm going to have to try this!

Paula said...

Your jam looks divine and I'm sure it tastes divine, too.

Thanks for the info on the Wade figurines!

Noel Scofield said...

That jam looks and sounds amazing. Speaking of AMAZING I found you some amazing things at the thrift store on my hunt this week. Getting ready to them out to ya. Can you email me your address again I seemed to have misplaced it. Argh... sorry, but Oh man I am so excited about what I found for your. I hope you like it all.

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

I have never EVER made jam before. It's that sealing/sterilizing part that scares me, but if you say I can skip all that....hmm...