Blueberry Kitchen Science

Have you every wondered why your blueberry smoothies sometimes turn to jello when you let it sit?? That’s because ripe blueberries contain natural pectin, a substance found in fruits that help make the wonderful texture of jams and jellies. Pectin is a carbohydrate found in the cell walls of fruits and vegetables. When pectin is…

Got the Blueberry and Apple Jam

Late summer and early fall brings fresh berries and fruits. Its my favourite time of year to make homemade jam. I bought a bunch of fresh blueberries and some apples from the farmers market to make this jam. Use a variety of apples to give a more diverse apple flavour. I used a granny smith,…