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Simple… Blueberry Jam!

It’s a good thing I live with the man I do…

He pretty much wakes up and just waits to see what I’m going to do

If I decide to cleanOK with him!…k14386366

If I decide to playOK with himsdu0040

If I decide not to cook breakfast OK with him…

and then there may be a feast waiting

OK with him!u26664217

Today after breakfast I started making Blueberry Jam

I’m addicted to this freezer jam recipe

I had made Strawberry about a month ago… Have

two jars left…

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So easy! … and for some reason… The jam made at home tastes so good!…

Even if it is a simple recipe

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Fresh Blueberries… about 2 to 2-1/2 pints

Washed …

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5 to 5-1/2 cups Sugar and I packet of Sure-Jell

Add sugar to berries… stir till to sugar is dissolved…

Boil packet of pectin with 3/4 cup water for 1 minute…

add to berries and stir for 3 minutes…

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Put in clean jars… I had saved these… why buy… when you already have these cute jars from other items…

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This recipe made 5 jars exactly… just enough to get out of freezer and enjoy!

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They are so prettydark purple/blue in color…

Can’t wait to taste!

Have to let sit for 24 hours before refrigerating (Will last a couple of weeks)… or freeze for up to a year!

My word for the year is “Simple”… chosen on January 1, 2013…

I loved the idea of just choosing a word to get you through the year!…

and this recipe fits in perfectly!

Freezer Jam… Strawberry / Blackberry

We went to check the blackberry bushes when we returned from vacation… but, not many there…
What little I did get… I decided to add to some strawberries and make freezer jam

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New to me…

I knew I needed Pectin…berries and sugar

(Pectin is produced commercially as a white to light brown powder, mainly extracted from citrus fruits, and is used in food as a gelling agent particularly in jams and jellies)

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How hard could it be?…

and it wasn’t!

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Washed my berriesblended them just till crushed leaving bits of fruit… 2 cups

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Stirred in sugar… 4 cups

Let set 10 minutes after stirring a few times…

Meantime… heated Pectin (Sure-Jell) together with 3/4 cup of water boiled for a minute…

Added to berries and sugarstirred for 3 minutes until sugar was completely dissolved…

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Spooned into clean jars I had been saving

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Just right for jellies and jams… Made 4 jars… leaving a little room for expansion…

Put on lids and let set for 24 hours until thick…

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The taste I took from the spoon was really good…

But, tomorrow on toast will be the real test

My guys were quite impressed with my endeavors…

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Now to make some peachDoesn’t that sound good?…

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The only thing I did different is to put in jars

whereas they said plastic containers

I think they will freeze just fine…

and the jam/preserves can be kept in refrigerator for up to 3 weeks

I doubt that it will last that long!