I live in the Pacific North West where wild berries are abundant--recently with the help of Auggie my goose--we went berry picking and 'we' made this delightful jam!
Heart Opening Blackberry Jam
2 Cups crushed blackberries, I suggest using a glass bowl and smashing/crushing with a wooden spoon (this is a very satisfying act in its own right)
2 Cups sugar, do not skimp, as this is what causes the jam to firm up
2 Teaspoons lime juice
1 Teaspoon rose cordial or rose water
In a small saucepan cook the blackberries, sugar, lime juice and rose cordial/water on medium high heat for 5 minutes, reduce heat to medium for 9 – 11 minutes or until mixture comes to 220° on a candy thermometer. Stir often.
Skim foam off as needed and pour into sterilized canning jars and immediately put the lid on or it will not seal properly. The mixture will thicken as it cools. Once cooled, place in freezer until ready to use. This Jam will keep up to 1 year in the freezer and about 3 weeks in the refrigerator.
Blackberries are commonly found in the wild as well as cultivated varieties, this juicy berry in general heals the compulsion to sacrifice yourself while trying to live up to the expectations of others.
The Himalayan blackberry offers strong protection against gossip and what I call “helpful meddling,” where someone says or does something that’s to your detriment and indeed causes hurt, but claims it’s to benefit you. Ever hear someone say they’re doing or saying something about you, often behind your back, “for your own good”? The fruit of the Himalayan blackberry, considered a noxious weed and an invasive species in some areas of the country, helps you see the truth in such a situation, untangle the knot of confusing energy, and right yourself.
This recipe is rounded out by rose that clears and opens the heart and brings a lofty perspective, and lime that cuts energetic cords.
Eating this jam, clears stress and heaviness from the heart, and brings a playful happy loving energy. This is perfect for any occasion that you want to gift the joyful energy of love and contentment.