Wednesday, September 21, 2011

For the Country Loving City Girls

I finally got a taste of country living.  This summer I managed to sneak away from the smog and get some fresh air.  I'm a city girl through and through but everyone needs a break!

With time on my hands, it was no better spent than strawberry picking...


With some helpful hands all the berries were washed, hulled, crushed and ready to go.

I followed the Bernardin recipe with some minor adjustments of my own.  More lemon, less sugar.  The strawberries this season were so good and naturally sweet, they didn't need any help!

My Strawbry Jam
5 cups crushed strawberries
1 freshly squeezed lemon
Lemon zest
1 Pouch of Pectin
5 cups granulated sugar

No two batches are the same but I was pleasantly surprised by my canning skills!
It was hot and I made a huge mess but it was worth it.  Next season I'll work on the consistency.    

Gifts for everyone!

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