Blueberry Picking Time

Here in Central Florida it is time for Blueberries.  The best thing about that is going out and picking them yourself.  We do this every year and come home with several pounds of blueberries.  This year was no exception.

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This is a lot of fun for the whole family.

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As you can see we picked just a few pounds of blueberries.  Now the real fun begins at home.  We make jam, pies, muffins, and the best blueberry buckle.  To make the jam you have to soak the blueberries in sugar overnight in the refrigerator.  Then you cook them in a pot until they set.  But you have to keep stirring the blueberries the whole time they are cooking.

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Once the jam is ready we pour them into mason jars and seal them.  We seal them in a hot boiling water bath.

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Now the jam is ready to be stored for the rest of the year so we have homemade jam all year round.

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Here are some nice deserts we made with the blueberries we picked.

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