Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Strawberry Jammin'




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On Monday, Sadie and I picked up a bucket of strawberries from a local farm. I knew Diane Lucas had a family recipe for jam so I called her and to my suprise, she told me to pick up some pint jars and Certo and to come on over and she would show us how to make strawberry jam. Diane had us cutting the strawberries and then Sadie measured out four cups, smashed them and added seven cups of sugar and stirred them together. Daine and I started to get the cans/lids/laddle in bowing water to sterilize. I stirred the strawberries and sugar in a pot and when it came to a boil, Diane added the liquid Certo. It took about 15-20 minutes and then it was time to pour the jam into the pint jars. Simple as that! The hardest part about it was washing the big pots! A big shout-out to Diane for giving us such a wonderful service and experience to Sadie and I. It was the first time either of us had made jam and it will not be the last!

ps-Sadie took these awesome pictures of the jam. She might be a great photographer in the making!


Granny's Blog said...

Good pictures, Sadie! Good jam, girls. Wow! I bet it really tastes good on fresh, buttered toast Yum, yum!!

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Jude and Ashley said...

Isn't Diane great! You are going to like the jam =).

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