The huckleberries are finally nice and ripe so I went out and gathered up as many as I could reach. It’s only a small bowl full, but this is actually the most I’ve ever picked…as I re-learn each summer, it takes a lot of patience to pick huckleberries! Half of the little guys made it to the bowl, and the other half slipped through my fingers and got lost in the bushes.
Together with some transparent apples from the tree, and a handful of gooseberries, I cooked up my first ever batch of huckleberry jam!
The jam came out this gorgeous pink colour and had a really pleasant, rich flavour.
…And I really love that I was able to make it using nothing but ingredients taken straight from the garden. That way I can be one hundred percent sure there’s no funky chemical sprays or anything going on…just good fresh organic foods!