Blueberries are great candidates for jam-making because of their high level of pectin; lemon and thyme make them burst with flavor. This recipe comes to us from Karen Solomon, author of Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It.
Wild blueberries from the freezer case work just dandy in this jam recipe with mango. The secret ingredient is a bit of spice: ground coriander and cinnamon make enhance the blueberry flavor without making the jam taste weird. Mango for lusciousness.
It's fun and simple to make boozy berries. You don't even need a recipe. Just fill jars with ripe, clean berries, add a high-proof alcohol until the jar is about 3/4 full, then add herbal or fruity liqueur to top it off.
This year I decided to preserve my favorite native fruit by making cordial, shrub, and drunken berries. These recipes can also be made with blueberries or other fruits. There's a berry kamikaze cocktail recipe too!
It's the height of berry season in Newfoundland. The results of our Labour Day foraging trip including photos of the feral and wild fruit on the plant for contextual identification. Bonus recipe for apple-blackberry crumble.