2 flats of fresh picked organic berries for $20.00
(I "heart" the Sunday farmer's market at Pike's Place)
Yesterday was a scorcher in Seattle (90+ degrees) - a perfect day to walk to the market and lug 3lbs of peppers and 2 flats of berries home, and then stand at the stove for 3hrs canning (yay boiling steamy water!).
Or not...but I did it anyway. I like to take action as soon as inspiration hits, otherwise I forget all about it.
9c crushed berries (blueberry/blackberry) + 6c of sugar
bring to a boil and cook to the gelling point. Ladle into jars and process
15 minutes in a boiling water canner.
Habanero, Banana, & Jalapeno Peppers
(Pickle in 6c vinegar, 3 garlic cloves, and 2c water. Bring to a boil, then ladle
over peppers packed into jars. Process 10 min in a boiling water canner)
Finished product (every jar sealed! Sorry the pic is so dark, the shades
were drawn and the air conditioning was cranking)