What's summer without strawberries? Luckily even with the drought we're still able to enjoy them. I wanted to put some of the strawberries that I cut up and froze back in June to good use. You can read more about that time consuming project here. So I did the most resourceful thing and called my Great Aunt Jo, the strawberry jam expert and now teacher! Last Saturday she passed down the jam-making techniques to the next generation. We had so much fun and much to my surprise making jam isn't really that hard. The biggest take away: EVERYTHING measurements and timing must be EXACT.
|Mash 2 cups of strawberries, add to that 4 cups of sugar. Stir for 3 minutes.|
|Sure Jell is the key ingredient. This is what the box looks like in case you're a jam-rookie like me.|
|TaDa! So pretty! And I think they'll taste even better come February after a cold day of feeding cows.|