Last Friday was “Blueberry Picking Day”,
and I left the farm with 7.5 lbs. of lucious, ripe, fragrant blueberries:
7.5 lbs. sure adds up quickly! I was strolling around…picking…chatting with my friend, Carol…picking…and, before long, I’m lugging a huge pail of berries.
I did have a plan, though. This year, I would make blueberry jam:
Mmmm. I had made strawberry jam a looong time ago but, since I’d never made blueberry, I couldn’t wait to get started. I bought the Ball quilted jelly jars at K-Mart, and this website has the recipe and complete instructions, along with great tutorial photos. 9 cups of fresh blueberries yielded 10 8-oz. jars of delicious blueberry jam!
I think a little jar of jam with some special breads or crackers, and a jelly spreader, would make a great hostess gift for the (uh) holidays which, by the way, are only 5 months away. (no pressure)
About the labels: These are not the labels that are prepackaged with the jars. They are part of the Martha Stewart Home Office Collection at Staples. (she is SO into EVERYthing! ;-)