I finally got to picking berries off that mulberry tree and made 9 jars of jam. What I discovered, even after including some unripe berries, was that it still needed pectin. Maybe I didn't put enough unripe berries. Anyway, I put the equivalent of 2/3 of a box of pectin, the jam set so it's still loose, but it's not runny. Refrigeration might also help.
That jam is GOOD. I made bread just to put the jam on it. Mmmm jam. But next time I make mulberry jam, I'm going to add ginger just for a change.
It's amazing how much food is just in people's yards and they don't even know it. I showed someone that you can eat plantain leaves (the weed not the bananalike thing) today. And I found yet another house in my neighborhood with the garden so full of eastern prickly pear that it's spilling down the front of their retainer wall. Mmm, prickly pear jelly...
Week Ahead - 9th December 2013
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