Oops. I forgot I'm not good at doing 3 things at once. My oldest thought he wanted to watch Star Wars episode 1 and I offered watch with him while stirring, reading, boiling, sanitizing, etc.
I kinda skipped the step about boiling the water/sugar mixture until it reaches 260 degrees. I'm pretty sure at our altitude it wouldn't have ever gotten there, but I forgot to even get it warm, let alone boiling. After about an hour of stirring the boiling mixture of strained juices and sugar water, I gave up and snuck in a little bit of pectin dissolved in some water. It's still too runny for me, but then so is the jar I buy at the store a couple times each year. Hopefully mine will be healthier and cheaper.
|8 small jars of jam, 3 pints of syrup (1 each in fridge)|
I may fix breakfast for dinner more often with this tasty syrup!
Hmmm. . . the farmer's market has blueberries on sale today for an even better price. I just bought 4.5 more pounds of blueberries. I'll get some more next Wednesday before they go off sale. I think I'll make some more syrup. Maybe I'll make more jam. I probably should be making my English Muffins to try my jam on, too. I get to don an apron and be all domestic again tomorrow morning. I'm so excited!