Hallboy and I went picking blackberries yesterday, and by the time the evening rolled around, I’d convinced myself that I wanted to make blackberry jam. I’d not made it before, so when the first batch didn’t jell like I thought it should, I made a second. Imagine my surprise when I woke up this morning to see that BOTH batches of blackberry jam had jelled very nicely. (I actually canned it, so it’s preserved and doesn’t need refrigeration until after it’s opened.)
As a result, I have double batches of blackberry jam–which translates into more jam than I’ll be able to eat in a lifetime. I plan on giving away some jars, but that will still leave me with quite a bit. I love it, but not enough to schmear it on every single piece of toast I eat until I die.
So, what can I do with it?