Tart, sweet, and gorgeously ruby-hued, this red currant jelly is the perfect way to make the most of a relatively small amount of currants. I started with less than two pounds, and ended up with a very satisfying 4 half pints.
No need to be put off this highly nutritious berry because of the thorny branches and sour flavour. Here is a simple recipe for a gourmet jelly which has so many uses, and some tips on how to pick them without the suffering.
Just one of the many edible wild berries available across North America at this time of year, chokecherries are rich in nutrients, flavour and colour. Here is a simple recipe to try them out for yourself.
Old-school style beach plum jelly is made without any added pectin. When gathering them in the wild make sure to include some under-ripe berries. A long simmer makes for a good strong set. It's a sticky jelly with a good puckery punch.