365 Days of Food
#157 Strawberry Jam (by JoeFoodie)
Using our fresh picked strawberries, we made jam this evening. A fun, if labor intensive, process. The jam is delicious - lots of strawberry chunks, super sweet with a slightly sour finish.
We had a strawberry patch in our backyard when I was a kid. If there was a big harvest my mother would cook up some strawberry jam and the house would smell like the cotton candy concession at an amusement park. Then there came the time when someone knocked over the filled Mason jars. It was proibably my brother, nicknamed Moose for obvious reasons. My mother had just filled those jars and hadn’t yet sealed the tops. All the thick red liquid spilled onto the kitchen floor like molten sugar lava. It was a complete disaster. Strawberry season was over and my mother, who had worked so long and hard, never made strawberry jam again. I am so happy to read that someone is doing it. BRAVO!
If you do it again, try adding peppercorns to some. DELISH!!