Jam!

I’ve been making jam.  Basically, I like jam, but I don’t actually eat a lot of it…. and in all my years, I have never made it before.

Then came jam making sugar!

So today I made blackberry jam and strawberry jam.  The secret to jam is easy…. add an apple, which is high in pectin evidently, helping it set up.  And use jam sugar.  And a squeeze of lemon juice.  Basically I just eyeball the sugar as I don’t like the half fruit, half sugar model… and I don’t like butter.  So I go easier on the sugar and add an apple.  Boil on a rolling boil for at least 5 minutes.  And then add to preserving jars.

Simple.

And yum.

Blackberry and Strawberry Jam

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