Saturday, November 7, 2015

Secrets revealed! Well "what I was cooking yesterday" secrets...

Our adventure started with a food mill (or food strainer)....



Can you guess what we put through that food mill???



Juicy and pulpy goodness...



So what are we making?  If you guessed Blackberries, and making jam....you are correct!  Of course we got all of the ingredients measured out, especially the sugar...cause that has to be dumped in all at once.



And then I got to stir...and stir...

Don't get the baby too close to the stove!

and stir some more



Then the process goes quickly once you add the sugar and bring to a hard rolling boil for 1 minute.  Mom and I have developed quite the smooth flowing teamwork that comes with multiple sessions of canning anything....

Filling, wiping, lids, transfer to the boiling water for canning and grabbing another jar and lids...we are like a well oiled machine

We made two whole batches of straight seedless blackberry jam....then were short about a cup for the last batch, so we thawed and threw in some whole raspberries....YUMMO!  So it's not seedless, but oh so good!



All in all we ended up with 32 jars of jam....

Blackberry on left, Blackberry-Raspberry on right