I have a really great jam recipe that is perfect for small amounts of foraged fruits.. especially berries it is in ‘American” so you will need to translate the amounts, but the ratio is what is important

1 cup (that’s 8 ounces) fruit

1/2 cup organic sugar

3 teaspoons water (very small amount)

in stainless steel or glass pan melt the sugar in the water over low heat add fruit, bring to boil, boil 5 minutes

Done! It is very tasty, makes one jar, lasts in the fridge til it’s gone! Adjust the water, use even less with very watery fruits.


from Virginia at the Family school, Brixton Hill


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