Wednesday, May 18, 2011

My Pretties

Ok, so maybe they aren't that pretty to you, but to me this ugly old jar full of homemade processed jam is so pretty to me. Whenever I make something like homemade jelly I feel truly happy. It only resulted in about 4 jars, but I open my pantry every day and stare at them with such pride. I will never be a great chef or gourmet cook, but I will always try. I often fail, but I can't say I never tried and that is truly satisfying.

Strawberries and raspberries have been on sale lately. Stock up and make some of this delicious jam!

4 cups crushed strawberries
1 cup crushed raspberries (raspberries were not on sale, but blackberries were, the substitution was tasty if you ask me)
2 Tbs lime juice
package of pectin
4 cups sugar

Mix strawberries, raspberries & lime juice. Gradually
stir in pectin. Bring to a full roiling boil that cannot be
stirred down over high heat, stirring constantly.
Add sugar, stirring to dissolve. Return to full boil. Boil
hard for a full minute stirring constantly. Remove from
heat. Ladle into jars & process in boiling water canner
for 15 min.

Serve and enjoy or just stare at them each day for one hour like I do.


  1. There once was a time, when I was a lot younger and lived where yummy strawberries could actually be grown and picke, that I would pick quarts and quarts of strawberried. Then I would come home, clean them, and make lots of strawberry jam. It was so good, I miss those days.

  2. Snaps to you for making your own jam. Isn't it satisfying? Yours turned out so pretty, and I'm sure it tastes as good as it looks!

  3. Oh this is too funny, Kasha. Did you see my jammin' post?

    Your jam looks lovely. (Can jam look lovely I wonder?)


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