Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
A picture tutorial showing how to get started making jam. Blueberries are the perfect beginners' batch!
The magic of mint enhances sweet blueberries.
A condensed recipe I made on a whim, but turned out to definitely be a keeper.
A simple recipe for classic blueberry jam.
The easiest preserving you'll do all summer. Plus a link to the infamous Blue Leather: fruit roll ups made with leftover vinegar-soaked blueberries & basil.
It's the way our great-great-grandmothers likely would have preserved jam. With honey and a little fermentation, making a delightful, healthy way to preserve freshly-picked blueberries.
Make this delicious infusion any time of year with frozen blueberries, lemon zest and spices... drink your dessert with a blueberry pie cocktail!
Smoky spicy sweet salty berry = cure for the winter blues.
You can can in the middle of winter, and blueberries, since they freeze well, make a perfect can-didate for a tasty mid-winter jam with honey . . .
I invented a new type of jam I am calling Super Purple!, because it is super-antioxidant, super-tasty, and very purple.