Monday, August 13, 2012

Wild Blackberry Jam

We are spending the last few weeks of summer on vacation in Massachusetts.  We did bring some modern day necessities like our iphones and laptop, but we are trying to disconnect a bit and enjoy the beauty and simplicity around us.  We went for a walk the other day and discovered this beautiful country road.
Ripe wild blackberries were growing within our reach.
I couldn't resist a photo of my 6 year olds little hand filled with ripe berries.   
We were eating them as fast as we were picking them.  
We did manage to save enough to make some Blackberry Jam when we got home.  A quick google search gave me lots of choices for recipes without pectin and I settled on this one from Alice at Savory Sweet Life.  I tried a little too hard on my first attempt and burnt the whole batch.  I was trying to follow the recipe exactly and let it boil too long.  
I decided to relax (it is vacation after all) on my second try 
and took it off the heat when the jam looked ready.  
I think we have found a new summer tradition!  

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  1. Blackberry jam is one of my favorites. What a neat tradition with your kiddos.

  2. Now, how did you know that blackberry jam is my all time fav!!! Thanks for coming to the party.


  3. Yum!

    And pretty scenery too!

  4. Yummy! Our blackberries are all gone now. We have tons of them around our farm, but it's always a race to see who gets more, us or the multitude of wildlife around here. ;)

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Hope to see you often.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage