Sunday, June 10, 2012

Summer sweetness is abound

Here's our freshly picked strawberry's that we harvested from a local farm that I've been going to since I was a child. It's a yearly tradition that the kids and I look forward to every year. I hope they look back someday with fond memories of these precious days. 
So I figured we should start canning them before we eat them all they are just so de-lish and hard to resist popping one in your mouth every time you walk by.
Today we're going to make strawberry jam one of my favorites!! I would also like to try my hand at making fruit leather but I think that will be on another day....I need to do some research although I think it's just dried out jam. So first what you do is your going to wash your strawberries and them hull and cut them up.Then have the kids smash and mash them up like so...
Then your going to transfer them to your big canning pot (I ran out of memory in my camera so I didn't get anymore pictures..sorry) You are then going to add your sugar and your lemon juice..bring to a roaring boil and then add your package of liquid pectin and return to a hard boil for 1 min. Remove from heat and skim off the foam. LADLE hot jam into hot jars leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe rim. Center lid on jar. Apply band until fit is fingertip tight.the your going to process in your canning pot for 10 min.


"Mommy I wish we could have it in a bowl to eat for lunch" 
Linking this post up to happy whimsical hearts and her happy little hearts are baking head over to her blog to see what they baked up this week and to join in on the fun!!

1 comment:

  1. Hee hee, it sure does look good enough to have in a bowl to eat! What a wonderful family tradition strawberry picking is ~ and I bet your kis will have fond memories of it! Thanks so much for sharing at Happy lil ❤'s are baking x


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