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! 😉

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    • Ann says:

      SO very nice to hear from you, Christine, and thanks for the compliment! Hope all is well with you…missing your craft edition, but enjoying “life”!

  1. Carol says:

    Well, MY blueberries are sitting in the freezer in zip-lock bags…(thanks for the tip on how to do that). But, this morning you have inspired me. I believe I will make a delicious lemon blueberry bread. The jam might be out of my league but perhaps I will try this weekend. I’ll let you know how it all shakes out. I’m glad you convinced me to go picking! 🙂

    • Ann says:

      Your lemon blueberry bread is the BEST, Carol! (I’ve even shared the recipe with my readers 😉

      Jam is so not out of your league…when you’re ready, we’ll do it together. Thanks for the fun morning!!

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