A jar of Beehive Bakery's blackberry jam might do just the trick. Blackberries are one of nature's high-powered fruits that pack a punch of bioflavonoids and half your recommended daily amount of vitamin C per cup. They also have some of the highest antioxidant levels of all fruits. (See the Huffington Post article, "Blackberry Facts: 10 Things You May Not Know About the Fruit".) This particular jam is made with organically grown blackberries that were picked and processed when they were fresh and at their peak of late summer sweetness from the Collinson garden. It's a tasty way to help get your daily dose of C.
Aside from eating the jam by the spoonful directly from the jar, Margaret Collinson suggests many more creative ways to consume.
She suggests using it traditionally on toast, scones, and muffins. Or, trying one of the below:
Add to oatmeal in the morning. A good start to the day.
Add 1 tsp of jam to 4 ounces of sparkling wine or seltzer water. Put jam into a glass, pour in drink, whisk and stir well. At a party, put out several jam varieties with spoons to stir. Invite friends to make their own drinks.
We all love hot beverages during the long winter months. Simply stir 2 tsp of blackberry jam into a mug of hot black tea. You will love how this flavors your tea. Heightens your energy to get out and ski! Or snowshoe! Enjoy!
Use it for a grilling glaze on meats – chicken or ribs. Place a dab alongside your roasted or braised meats as you would cranberry sauce.
Put blackberry jam in ham and cheese or turkey and cheese sandwiches. You’d be surprised how good this is.
Blackberry jam can be used deliciously in a shortbread base for dessert.
Smoothies, Yogurt & Milkshakes
Add as much as you wish to these. We put it on top of yogurt, then swirl it in. Everyone has their own sweet demand. I love my yogurt as dark as the berry, which means, very sweet.
Happy and healthy eating!