Monday, November 1, 2010

Wild Blueberry Jam

Wild Blueberry Jam

Printed from COOKS.COM

4 c. prepared fruit (about 1 1/2 qts. ripe berries)
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 box powdered fruit pectin
5 c. (2 1/4 lbs.) sugar

First, prepare the fruit. Crush completely about 1 1/2 quarts fully ripe blueberries. Measure 4 cups into a very large saucepan. Add lemon juice.

Then make the jam. Add powdered pectin to fruit in saucepan and mix well. Bring to a hard boil over high heat, stirring constantly. At once stir in sugar. Bring to a full rolling boil and boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Remove from heat and skim off foam with metal spoon. Then alternately stir and skim for 5 minutes to cool slightly and to prevent floating fruit. Ladle quickly into glasses. Cover with paraffin.

Male Cardinal

Male Cardinal, originally uploaded by Campobello Island.

I don't think I've ever had one of these at my feeders before. We used to get them over on the North Road where I grew up and my Mother had them where she lived in Welshpool, but I think this is a first for me. There are at least two males here at first I thought I was only seeing one bird but I just saw two at the same time one at the feeder and one not far away trying to eat rose hips off one of my rose bushes.