Thursday, July 7, 2011


This week we've had produce coming out of our ears. Beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, melons, and most of all--blackberries.

After several heavy rains, the blackberries were starting to ferment, so mom and I were pressed to pick them and use them up before they went bad.

Accordingly, we picked four recipes that call for the most blackberries: jam, jelly, syrup and cobbler. Above I crush the berries and strain the juice through a colander.

I tried to capture the blackness of the juice, but it shows up purplish red in this picture. In actuality it was black as ink.

The results of a long, hard day of processing. The jars on the left are blackberry jelly. The large jars on the right are blackberry syrup, the medium jars on the right are blackberry jam, center is a picture of blackberries my little sister colored, and in the foreground is the best blackberry cobbler you will ever eat! My mom took it to a church function and everyone who tried it raved about it. You can find the recipe here.


Briana said...

Looks delicious! :) Our garden is finally starting to pick up its production and we are looking forward to doing some canning this year.

Catherine said...

Canning is a lot of work, but it is so rewarding when you pull your home-grown produce out of the pantry to eat with dinner. :)