I spent this morning in my plot at the Abbot Phillips Community Garden. With the end of summer near, I a decided to plant a few rows each of beets, turnips, and kale. I felt sore about evicting a few bees from what was left of my zucchini crop. Luckily, they have plenty of other plants in which to play and pollinate.
Waiting for a taste
New crop: beets, turnips, and dwarf blue kale.
One of my goals this summer was to learn how to make jam— check.
A bee visiting my berries!
I gathered enough blueberries for a batch and picked up a box of Pomona's Universal Pectin at Whole Foods; I was ready to rock and roll.
Yum! cannot wait to try some!!A straight forward and clear video on making Low-Sugar Blueberry Jam by The Crafty Gemini can be found at (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ7ryFVCNhc) and below.
Note: I was short on jam mixture for a full four (half-pint) jars, as the recipe estimates; I had enough for 3.5, 8 oz/half-pint jars. Having a sterilized 4 oz jar ready is a good idea. Also, I sterilized my jars and lids for longer than the video recommended (30 minutes at a simmer).