Friday, June 06, 2008

Strawberry Heaven

Our strawberries have been doing really well this year, despite the birds! (They eat half a berry, and leave the rest!) I've had enough to munch on, make strawberry shortcake, AND make a batch of freezer jam. Yumm!

Strawberry shortcake, with a yummy low-fat, low-sugar whipped topping
(I'll share that recipe soon)



I wore my Grandma's strawberry-colored apron to make the jam


One of the things that's nice about freezer jam is that, since the berries aren't cooked,
they retain their bright red color! (Thanks, A and J, for the inspiration to make jam!)

13 comments:

Jason said...

You're very welcome. I won't take any credit, but I'll be happy to sample the freezer jam!

Amanda said...

The jam looks wonderful! I haven't made any yet, I'm hoping my mom will have enough strawberries left over for me to make a batch.

Steph said...

I made an extra jar for you two!

Rosemary said...

Love the apron! Love the look of the jam - I bet it's great!
Nancy

crescent said...

How does the freezer jam work? I'm not familiar with that.

Yummy pictures... and descriptions. Thanks.

MEP said...

This post reminded me that I cut out several recipes for freezer jam from a Southern Living issue last summer. I'll have to locate them and give it a try. Your jam looks delicious!

Philigry said...

oh, i love making jam! and strawberry shortcake! yummy, i have been craving it! our strawberries have another month or so, but i can't wait!

southern queen bee said...

Your jam looks so yummy...How special to wear your grandmas apron. I might have to try making that next year. Our strawberries are finished for this year...MISSY

Steph said...

hi, Crescent - I used the recipe on the back of the Sure-Jell box for the jam (and I used the less-sugar variety). It directs one to bring the sugar/water/pectin to a boil, then remove from heat and stir in the berries, then put in plastic or jars (I prefer jars). So simple!

crescent said...

Thanks. I'll explore that. Seems fun.

Denise of the Uniquely Tea Blog said...

The strawberries look absolutely luscious! I have one of my grandma's aprons, too - I just love wearing it when I cook.

You and Linda and Nancy have inspired me to start a tea blog of my own! No real rhyme or reason - just a fun, tea-themed blog.

Hope it's cooler up there in Bloomington than it is here in Charleston. 2:06pm and already 100 degrees - I don't EVEN want to know what the heat index is!

mjenningsdesigns said...

That looks so yummy! I love strawberry jam! :-)

Melissa
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BloomingtonGirl said...

Gorgeous jams, Steph.
I put up some pickled watermelon rind recently.
The canning season has begun...
BG