My journey in finding affordable and yet fresh blueberries started two months ago. I have been doing a lot of research about imported berries and the types of recipes I can prep for you guys and trust me, they are quite a number but the affordability is way expensive. So far, I got to know only two place that sell these types of berries and that’s at Zucchini -ABC place in waiyaki way and the other is at Kasuku center -Kileleshwa – Migori road. Comparing the quantity of the packed berries and the pricing, for me, it basically doesn’t make sense. For instance, a handful of blueberries sold at Kasuku center is KSH 650 -$6.50 “WTF!!! I later decided to ask my local fruits guy if he can get me blueberries, and guess what -the same handful of berries that is sold at Kileleshwa is the same quantity that my local fruit’s guy sold to me at KSH 250 – $2.50 “Jackpot” right?? The fact that my local guy doesn’t frequently sell them as much, is basically the fact that he hasn’t found the right market for them. Lucky enough, I’m his first customer on that. ‘Hallelujah”. If you can afford the $6 box of berries, go for it, I just can’t deal with that price. However, if you are in need of them, find out from your local fruit vendor about their availability and the pricing.

Am now done with my rant.

 If you follow me on Instagram by now you will have noticed on my insta-stories of the  various recipes on blueberries that I got to share. For that, I got quite a number of questions on where I bought them, the cost – how long they last on the pantry or while frozen. After posting the blueberry pancake recipe yesterday – you guys went crazy about that, and here I am again with yet another recipe.

Let’s do this!!

How to make “Homemade Blueberry Jam

Quick recipe:

MAIN INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups of fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1 -1/2 cups of sugar
  • 1 lime juice {freshly squeezed}
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 tea spoons of vanilla extract

IMPORTANT TOOLS:

  • A heavy based sufuria Or saucepan
  • Heat proof spatula Or wooden spoon
  • Mason jars – Glass
  • A blender Or Food Processor

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Place all the ingredients into a saucepan, over medium high heat, let it boil for 10 to 15 mins, while mixing it every now and then till the sauce thickens. Turn off heat, let it cool for 10 mins, place everything into a blender or a food processor and pulse it for 30 secs to get a slightly finer thick consistency. Immediately, pour them into a glass mason jar, and serve to your preferred pastry or dessert.

Items that can work well with this delicious home made jam, is mostly on pastries and  desserts. The best thing about homemade items, you get to know exactly what goes into it and you cut down on costs.

Final outcome:

Acres & acres of love.

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