I've been eating as many as I can, we've been giving them away, and we've been freezing a few but still, they keep piling up.I decided to try my hand at making some preserves. How tough could that be? The salsa and pickles from last year came out just fine. Well, it can be very tough. My preserves/jam/jelly sucks. My first attempt, a recipe of equal parts sugar and raspberries, yielded two and a half jars of a thick syrup.It wasn't good for bread or sandwiches but tasted just fine over pancakes yesterday. I bet they will be a fine base for raspberry margaritas as well.Since I have plenty of berries and plenty more are ripening each day, I decided to spend a little more time on the internet searching out recipes. My second round went much better. It jelled up properly and isn't too sweet. This recipe combined about 6 cups of fruit, 4 cups of sugar, and a packet of sure-jell. I brought the raspberries to a boil for a few minutes.Added sugar and sure jell and boiled again for about five more minutes.Put the mixture in jars.Processed in boiling water for five more minutes.And voila, I have a ton of preserves. I wonder how much I can fetch for these at the local farmer's market?
If I didn't want to take on another project, I'd say I had to create Tiny Bungalow Jam labels.