As I mentioned a while ago, one of my Christmas presents this festive season was a book on making jams, pickles and preserves. My mum was also unable to let me go back home after my visit to their house without a load of food, including a pack of blueberries.
So, that's one pack of blueberries, and one recipe book which includes a recipe for preserved blueberries in it. Can you guess what happened next? The individual with the closest guess will win a jar of preserved blueberries.
I say 'preserved blueberries', but blueberry jam might be more like it - it's basically just blueberries, sugar and lemon juice, cooked up til its thick and sweet.
I somewhat overestimated how much jam I made, hence why this jar's half empty. (Although I'd forgive you if you thought I'd just sat there with a spoon and worked my way through the preserve before I remembered to take a picture - it was something I'd been contemplating for a while.)
It was a bit of a shame that I didn't cook up more of the preserve - it was so rich and juicy, and so easy to make, I think I'll be coming back to this recipe again before too long.
Alas, preserved blueberries will just have to get in the queue behind all the other interesting recipes that I found in the preserving book. Next stop, pickled okra?