Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Nice Day for Raspberries

It's a really beautiful day:  sunny, not that hot, and not a cloud in the sky.  The kids are back in school and it's raspberry time!

I went out to the farm today and picked almost 4 quarts of berries.  It was just under 4 pounds!  I had to make two trips to fill my bag of quart boxes so I could be sure I had enough.  While it wasn't as bad as last year with regard to the infestation problem, it still wasn't that relaxing as it was crowded and somewhat noisy.  Oh, well.  Not everyone goes there to think, I guess.  I brought the berries home and ran most of them through the food mill (I think I have a pint left).  Once I got the 5 cups of puree, I made a batch of jam with the powdered pectin.

As I only had 2 half-pint jars left and I want to enter this jam in the fair, I made sure they were as perfect as I could get them - no foam or bubbles!  The rest went into 4 pint jars and they were all processed for 10 minutes.  I am done with all the things I planned to make to enter in the fair so now I'll be moving on to apples, peaches and tomatoes when I am ready.

1 comment:

  1. This is one of the jams that won first place in the fair!

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