Saturday, August 20, 2011

Raspberry picking and jam



2 cups raspberry
1 to 2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar or more to taste
1" vanilla bean optional
Heat the raspberry, sugar and lemon juice together in medium low heat and simmer till the raspberry becomes syrupy and thick.
Remove from heat and leave the jam aside till it is cool. Once it is cool put it into a clean jar. The jam stays well in the fridge.
When using the jam use a clean dry spoon.
This jam can be used to make raspberry chocolate cake, smoothies, frozen yogurts and much more.
Our visit to pick raspberries this Summer. The tall bushes are loads of fun, however children should be supervised and taught how to easily remove the raspberries so they don't get hurt by any small thorns.
Some tips:
Pick only berries that are red.
Gently take the berries with fingers and thumb. If it is ripe the berry will come off easily into the hand.
Place the berries slowly into the container and don't over fill the buckets as the berries will get all squished.
Children will love the experience. They will eat the berries they pick more willingly, than when it is store bought.
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19 comments:

  1. Thats a beautiful jam, oozing with the reddish color but we have no takers for jams at home.

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  2. Great picture Akheela... and I notice some different in your page.. nice ^,^

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  3. I've never been raspberry picking, it looks so enjoyable! Your kids muzt've had lots of fun. And your jam is delicious!

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  4. ANOTHER raspberry post for today ~ we must all have rasps ready to pick and cook! WHAT a GREAT photo, I love it!
    I am in to jam making mode next week and yes, my rasps are ready!
    Karen

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  5. some great tips... I need to find a raspberry farm. they are just too expensive right now, have to settle for frozen... sigh

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  6. Love the color and bet it tastes wonderful!

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  7. I have not experienced raspberry picking, looks fun. I love your recipe, and it's not a lot of work. I will make this for sure.

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  8. I love the idea of taking kids to help picking fruit..sounds like so much fun!! Great looking and tasty jam!!!

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  9. Wonderful jam, this would go great with a hot biscuit. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Wonderful pictures! We've picked blackberries in the wild, strawberries at a strawberry farm, but never raspberries. We would probably eat more than we would pick!

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  11. Raspberry jam is my favorite, it's what I put on all of my PB&J sandwiches! I can only imagine that homemade is amazing! Thanks for the recipe!

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  12. Love raspberry jam and thanks for the tips!

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  13. Raspberry jam looks awesome...

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  14. Love the post....we did similar with strawberries:)
    http://mywanderingspoon.wordpress.com/2011/08/20/rancho-las-palmas-beautiful-caliente/

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  16. That is some delicious looking jam. Love the photos as well. What a great memory for the kids.

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  17. I like to make my own jam..love the photo...I am sure my girls will love it.

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  18. Love the jam and it looks like a lot fun picking

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