10.31.2012

blackberries






































The slightly tart smell of blackberries wafted in the warm kitchen where we worked; washing and mixing blackberries, mixing sugar and pectin in with the tart concoction of juice and round, plump bits of blackberry heating on the stove. We listened to Christmas music on Pandora, licked sugar covered fingers, wiped blackberries off our hands and smeared faces. Once it boiled, we filled 30 canning jars with the hot, seedy, extremely sweet blackberry jam. I'm positive we all scalded our tongues at least once tasting the over-sweet, almost-boiling mixture. But boy, was it is yummy. And once it cools, spread over a piece of home-made, buttered bread? I assure you, it is delicious.

hugs and a jar of blackberry jam to y'all,
Mikailah

14 comments:

  1. love your writing. and your pictures are beautiful-ness itself.

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  2. Oooo that looks soo good! :9 Mmmm!

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  3. Oh gosh, hello deliciousness!

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  4. You're amazing Mikailah! I loved this post! <3

    Hannah

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  5. Mikailah, I love the way you described everything, and how amazingly awesome these pictures are. xo

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  6. That sounds so delicious, one time we made raspberry and peach jam.... it was sooooo delicious! Eat some for me!

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  7. So much yum! Love the way you described this jam making day. :)

    Blessings!

    -Madi

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  8. Oooh!!! Blackberries = heavenly goodness. :) So. em, could I have a jar? *smile*

    xoxo,
    Grace

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  9. Oh! That look so delicious! I love the tart and sweet taste of blackberries... they are perfect for caning! { I actually made jam with them last year ;)} These simple and sweet memories are such treasures to cherish...{and the yummy jam you get to eat later as well! ;)

    Blessings,
    ~Shannon~

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  10. Yum, yum, yum! I am filled with the desire to make jam...
    I like how you take pictures of whatever you do. =)

    ~Jenny

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  11. Yum! I love jam!
    Emma
    http://emmavogelsang.blogspot.com

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  12. ohmygosh, as soon as i saw the mason jars i knew this would be awesome. sendmesome sendmesome sendmesome... xoxoxo

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  13. Blackberries! The best of subjects, dear! Lemee come over and get some of those lovely things :)
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  14. THOSE THINGS ARE SO DELISH I TELL YOU. LUCKY.
    'Nuff said. XD

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