Blackcap Jam

Canning season has begun here on our hilltop homestead. Scott and the boys have been busy picking blackcaps. So far we’ve got 9 pints of yummy blackcap jam put up for the winter! A taste of summer tucked away for a cold winter day.

I’m getting really excited about being able to harvest summer squash and zucchini, tomatoes and peppers, green beans and cucumbers! Before we know it we’ll have produce and fruit coming out our ears. I can just imagine all the yummy meals and many canning jars we will be able to fill! We’ll be spending most of every day in front of the hot stove. All that hard work will be worth it, though, when we can open up the cupboard door, pull out something tasty, and remember these warm summer days that will all too soon be gone.

3 thoughts on “Blackcap Jam

  1. O.k. I have to ask…what on earth are blackcaps? šŸ™‚
    By the way I have been reading you off and on for a few years..I am glad to have found you again!!! So wonderful to hear that you are expecting another precious blessing!!

  2. Amity,

    Welcome back! A black cap is a wild black raspberry. šŸ™‚

    I’m glad you’ve found your way back here! I’m heading over to your blog now. šŸ™‚ And thanks so much for rejoicing with us about our newest addition. We are so very excited!

  3. YUM!

    So glad to hear that your canning season has started off with a bang. (I’d have trouble not gobbling the blackcaps straightaway; they’re my favorite.)

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