A month ago, I found a ridiculously awesome deal on blueberries at our local bent and dent store. They were $.69 a pint. Yeah, I know. Ridiculous.
I've recently switched to as much whole food in our diet as I can manage without killing myself. We've replaced refined sugars with things like maple syrup, agave, honey, and sucanat. We've switched to all whole grain, and we're eating organic as much as possible. Also, we do as much home made as I can manage so as to avoid preservatives and unnecessary chemicals in our food.
Enter, my blueberries and the desire to make a whole food jam. My dear friend recently brought me over some of her strawberry freezer jam made with apple juice and honey instead of sugar and it was great! So, when I bought the blueberries, I decided to try it.
So, I bought like 8 pints, maybe even more of these very cheap berries, and went to work following this recipe.
I shared some and froze the rest and we'll have home made, preservative free blueberry jam for the remainder of the year. SCORE!!!!