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Best Ever Blueberry Jam

Fresh Florida Blueberry Jam | Olives-n-Okra I don’t think it’s possible to get tired of eating fresh blueberries. I picked several buckets this season (see my post about Beck Blueberries and U-Pick Thornless Blackberries and Blueberries). I picked enough blueberries to make yogurt ice pops, German blueberry fruit cake, and home style blueberry muffins. I ate a few pints of fresh blueberries over the last six weeks, adding a handful of the fresh ripe fruit to my Greek yogurt and granola breakfast nearly every day. Dominic ate several bowls of them, too, as if he would never have them again. I froze several  jars of fresh blueberries, and we ate the frozen treat from the ice cold jar. I did manage to save enough blueberries to make the best ever blueberry jam recipe. I must admit; this was the first time I tasted blueberry jam. It’s not the kind of jam that fills grocery store shelves. It’s not the kind of jam that accompanies breakfast at any of the well-known breakfast cafes. These are reserved for the more popular grape and strawberry jam, apple jelly, and orange marmalade. [Read More...]


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Crow’s Nest of Warwick Restaurant Review

We were in Rhode Island a few weeks ago on a short vacation. On Saturday we went to a cookout at my cousin Nina's house. After several hours, the kids got a bit restless, so we went back to our hotel for a little nap. We were going to let the kids sleep for an hour or two before returning to Nina's ... read more