Sunday, July 18, 2010

Blueberry Jam

I am on a quest of cleaning out all food products with ingredient that aren't natural and that I can't pronounce. My goal is to post about some of the new recipes that I try that turn out good. So here is the first of hopefully many to come.

Blueberry Jam - very simple, but takes a while

First I washed the berries and crushed about 9 cups full.
Add 6 cups of sugar.
Slowly bring to a boil.
Cook rapidly to gelling point.
(I cooked it at least 45 minutes)
Using a ladle I filled the hot jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace.
Place on hot lids.
Then screw on bands.
Process 15 minutes in a boiling water canner.

With this recipe I made 6 half-pint jar and 1 pint size jar.
It was a hit, even my picky children loved it.

Bye Bye Baby

Once again, it is time to say goodbye to the baby bed. It seems like we have been through this before. This time, it is just a little bit harder on mommy. There was still lots of baby things in the girls room. So this summer I am committing to cleaning it all out and (insert: sniff, sniff) getting rid of most of it. Of course, I have to save a few things. The problem is my "few things" has turned into a large pile! I'm working on it, it's definitely a process.

Gotta Love the Zoo

I love going to the Fort Worth Zoo. Of course, it is even more fun because the kids know that daddy worked on design of the new MOLA, Museum of Living Art. So, if you haven't checked it out... you need to.
I do have to admit that it is not as good as going to the New Orleans Zoo and Aquarium, but it will have to do. Maybe next time we visit Grandad and Bebe we can go there.