I saw that blackberries grow wild in this area of the state. They are everywhere! You can click here to see us picking blackberries on my other blog. So I made blackberry jam.
Here are the kids eating some of the fresh berries after being washed:
It's not the best picture, but it was really good jam:
-(I may or may not have added a little water, but at this point I don't remember.)
I washed the berries thoroughly and mashed them up using a fork. I couldn't strain them because I didn't have a sieve, but it didn't matter, it was still good with the seeds.
Then I measured the amount of mashed berries and added almost as much sugar. I cooked it until it reached its gelling point. And when it cooled, it was the best blackberry jam I had ever tasted. (You should know, however, it was also the only blackberry jam I had ever tasted. But it was good!)