Thursday, July 8, 2010


A local grocery store had blueberries on sale for $0.99/pint this week. This is cheaper than the you-pick price, and I despise picking blueberries (anyone that knows me knows that I'm not one for standing outside in the hottest part of the summer doing anything at all). So, I scooped up a ton of blueberries. My children love, love, love them. Yesterday, the middle child ate an entire pint for breakfast. I've frozen 2 gallons, and we've eaten tons.

But, this morning, I saw I had 3 pints left in the fridge. That means one thing.


I found a recipe in my trusty Ball Blue Book for blueberry lime jam, and I was off.

Mac is a little under the weather, so he took an early nap, which left me with two helpers. This one wasn't much help.


This one mashed blueberries and counted scoops of sugar and helped stir, stir, stir.

And we ended up with six half pints of beautiful jam.

That, of course, needed to be taste tested as soon as it was cool enough to not burn our tongues.



Lisa said...

Thanks for the review. I found blueberries at a little cheaper price (free) and am wanting to do a jelly or jam. The Ball Book is on my shelves, so I will take your suggestion and try out the blueberry lime jam recipe!

Tisha said...

That sounds yummy!

Pamela said...

I love the happy faces of success!!! Hey..I am overloaded with blueberries and peaches..hmmmm...

I made some great blueberry/banana muffins, last night, for breakfast, today...I don't think I am brave enough to try to make jam, though...

Lisa said...

Ok, so I got more berries to make this with and I went back to look at your pictures. My recipe calls for one large lime juiced and the rind. Did you use all those limes in the jam?