Saturday, August 28, 2010

Beach, berries, and jam

On July 14 we drove to Swanton Berry Farm to pick strawberries and olallieberries for jamming. We stopped along the way for a picnic lunch at the beach in Pacifica. We made jam over the next few days. The strawberry preserves failed horribly: the berries did not break up in cooking, nor did the pectin set. On the other hand, the olallieberries made a fantastic preserves, and we've been enjoying them all summer. Both recipes are from the usually-excellent Blue Ribbon Preserves by Linda J Amendt.

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