I think I am going to overdose on strawberries.
One of the things that makes up for this Hell's Kitchen Heat in California for me is the berries. Mmmmmm....Right now the market strawberries are becoming sweet & luscious. So we bought a full flat on Saturday, leaving us with barely a half flat today. I hurried and made my first batch of jam.
Taken from "Putting It Up With Honey", I want to share this with you. I made Blackberry Jam this way in August, and we just sadly ate the last delicious jar.
6 cups strawberries
2 cups of honey
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 package pectin
Cut & mash berries. Add pectin and bring to a boil. Add honey and lemon juice. Bring to a boil for 5 minutes. Skim froth. Spoon into hot glasses and close. Process in boiling water bath for 15 minutes. Take out and let settle, listen for the POP, POP, POP!
It is that simple.
Thanks to my friend Ayla, I also made a yummy dessert last night. I substituted cantelope for the peaches. Cut up cantelope (or peaches), and strawberries. Put in a mason jar, cover with milk and put in a few sprigs of lavender. Let soak in fridge for a few hours, then indulge! I may try vanilla soy milk next time.....
What I am reading: Still "Dragonfly in Amber" :)
What I am grateful for: That someone asked me for my ID when I bought beer today :).
What I am manifesting: SALES!!
Labels: honey, jam, strawberry