|The berries from our garden thawing|
We also have a mulberry tree (yay!). Between the birds and the wind, not many ripe mulberries made it into human hands. The ones that did were huge and delicious and were gobbled immediately, thus not making it into the freezer for the jam.
Apart from the berries from our garden we also went picking blackberries near New Norfolk, and our neighbour Hilary gave us some blackberries she had picked too. It was around 3kg of very yummy fruit just waiting to be jammed.
1050g random berries from our garden
600g blackberries picked by our neighbour, Hilary, on her walk last week
1200g blackberries picked by us near New Norfolk on the weekend
bucket load of sugar (equal weight to the fruit)
plus lemon juice or crab apples (for pectin)
Then do the jam thing - boil, add sugar, boil some more until it is ready to set.
|After adding the sugar.|
7 x 300ml jars
8 x 230ml jars
|Some of the loot cooling down|