Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Blackberry Jam


 Lately my son has been very diligent about picking blackberries.  Now, mind you, most of them are not ripe yet, but some are coming due.  He has been leaving jars full of them around the kitchen.  I got the hint.  




After a good rinsing the berries were mashed and cooked with some pectin and sugar.   




Jars, lids, and 




rings were resting on the counter clean, sterile, and ready. 



Emptying the pot left me with.....



beautiful half-pint jars of goodness.  


After ten minutes in a hot water bath I set them on a marble counter to cool.  




They sealed perfectly and are awaiting a date with a hot biscuit.  



49 comments:

  1. Cutest jars ever! It's looks wonderful. Yay for you and your son. xo

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  2. Oh, your jam looks divine. Great hints your son left for you. I patiently await the ripening of the Black Cherries...mmmm
    God be in your day.

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  3. Really great on your son's part to take the initiative. I feel like I need to start involving myself more with my mom :-)

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  4. What gorgeous color! Golly, you can do so many things . .

    Happy Tuesday!
    -g-

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  5. That sounds delicious! A hot buttered biscuit with fresh jelly..yum!

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  6. yum. let me give you my address. ( :
    hope to see a few soon. thanks. ha. ha!!

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  7. Looks delicious. My friend's grandma use to make the best jams...don't tell my wife I said that;). We always kept her supplied with berries. Never seen the little jars like those.

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  8. There is nothing better, as they are my favorite berry. Mmmmmmmmmm, hot biscuits, butter and blackberry jam....

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  9. beautiful photos...I bet it is wonderfully delicious too...

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  10. They look so, so, so delicious!

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  11. The photos are delicious and I bet they tasted delicious too.

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  12. oooo....I'm ready for a date right now! Can you come pick me up? I'll even bring the biscuits!!!

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  13. i love his way of hinting! too cute!

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  14. Yum and they are just the right size for gifts too.

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  15. Yum!!! Nothing better than homemade jam. xo Laura

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  16. oH YUM!!!!
    On a side note! My 18 year old took pictures of an old dilapidated house in the country and submitted it for the 4H county fair. She got an orange dot (which means it might go to the state fair) on it. The judge is a member of some historic group and loves things like that!

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  17. how wonderful that you have homegrown berries to use :) the last jam I made was strawberry, made with berries from the supermarket...it was pretty good though!!

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  18. Good job! We have strawberry and raspberry freezer jam in the freezer.. can't wait to have a hot biscuit with some raspberry on it! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  19. YUM ...pass me a biscuit to go with a little of that please ...YUM

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  20. When we were kids my mom and the whole family followed exactly the same procedure: I can remember any single step and I am quite moved to see this done now, in another continent...
    I hope your family enjoys doing this how we enjoyed it then!

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  21. This so reminds me of my gran! When I do see some, I find it hard not to eat them though!
    Your jars are adorable, and now you've made me hungry for jam although I've just had dinner!

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  22. Home made jam it's been a while since I've had that.
    Merle......

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  23. Ooooooohhhh! That looks good. It probably tastes especially good with the knowledge that you made it yourself.

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  24. Oh my that looks good, Michelle!

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  25. Besides looking delish.....I love those little jars!!! Blessings~~~Roxie

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  26. So pretty and yummy looking! Sweet about your son picking the berries <3 xo

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  27. I'm interested in the '10 minutes in a hot water bath' stage. I don't do that in my Scottish jam making. Is that to help it set?

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  28. Don't you just love the ping of perfectly sealed jars? Looks yummy!

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  29. No patience. I've got to eat 'em right off the vine.

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  30. oh yum, and your son is a smart boy!

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  31. I love those little jars! They are too cute. Nice hint from your son haha :)

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  32. Looks very tasty!
    He is a lucky boy.

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  33. YUMMY! I love the little jars too.

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  34. Mmmmm, that date with a biscuit sounds promising. I'm betting they're a pair made in heaven!

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  35. I love to make jam too. Your pics are awesome and i sure love those jars!

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  36. Love those jars! My blackberries look to be about a month away yet. Hope to be ready for them.

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  37. Those are neat little mason jars, I haven't seen them around here but I am probably just not looking in the right place. I haven't seen any berries this year, I think the weather messed ours up and the flood took out my favorite raspberry plants. Maybe next year.

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  38. Thanks mom, you're the best! This looks really good.

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  39. I think I see jewelries. The jars with jam look like rubies. I love them. Great shot.

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  40. This post has inspired me to make some jam this week end. I always use the small jars like you have in your post. They make wonderful gifts, especially at Christmas.

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  41. My two teenage girls and mother are going blackberry picking tonight if they don't get rained out.

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