Blue Flower

What an impression you will make at your next foray into entertaining if each guest has a little homemade jar of jam in front of her or his plate! It's not only a unique idea for place cards, but it's an easy craft that you can learn and enjoy. Find out for further details on Healthy recipe right here. 

 

Blueberries are not only a healthy food, but in late summer and early fall they are usually the most reasonable to purchase, although they are available in the freezer section of your supermarket all year round. They make a marvelous syrup for pancakes or waffles that's simple to make.

 

o 10 oz. unsweetened frozen blueberries

o 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

o strip lemon zest

o 1/2 cup sugar

 

Put blueberries in a deep, heavy saucepan and add lemon juice. Cook over medium heat until berries are swimming in liquid, about 5 minutes, then add lemon zest. Increase heat to medium-high and boil until fruit is soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in sugar and bring syrup to a boil. Pour syrup into a heat-proof container and cool to room temperature. It will thicken slightly as it cools. Remove lemon zest, cover and refrigerate. This syrup keeps up to a week in the refrigerator or you can purchase small canning jars that seal as it cools, making it perfect for gift giving or for sitting on your pantry shelf until needed. Learn more about healthy eating, go here

 

For a refreshing change from the usual flavors of spreads try this nice cranberry jam.

o 2 cups cranberries

o 1 medium orange

o 1 lemon

o 1/2 cup Water

o 3 cups sugar

o 1 10 oz. package thawed frozen strawberries, crushed

o 3 ounces liquid pectin

o Sliver of margarine to avoid foaming

 

Chop cranberries and cut orange and lemon in quarters, removing seeds. Grind cranberries in food processor or blender and combine it with sugar and crushed strawberries in large pot. Cook for two minutes, stirring constantly, then bring to a full rolling boil for one minute. Remove from heat while stirring in pectin, then return to heat and boil for two more minutes. Stir and skim, off heat, for five minutes, then pour and seal in clean sterilized jars. 

 

Tie a pretty ribbon around the jar's neck or stick a bow on top and you have a great gift for any occasion. For your dinner guests, you might attach a name tag and have it at their plate, or you can take it along for your hostess if you are invited out to a dinner party. And they make great Christmas gifts too. You will enjoy great satisfaction by having homemade preserves in your home and for gift giving.