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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Strawberry Jam

I can't believe how long it's been since I have posted on this blog.  Life has gotten crazy and something needed to give.  I guess it was better that it was this than my sweet kids.  I really have missed being creative and look forward to making room for it in my life again.
 
 
It's been a few years since I have canned strawberry jam.  I have a small freezer so I prefer to can it and keep it on the shelf than take up room in my freezer.  We took our kids to their Grandparents in Bridgewater and together we went strawberry picking.  Really that's the best part.  I love that the kids are old enough now that when they get tired of helping us they can run the strawberry field and find their grandfather.
 
 
I don't have a special recipe that I use, I use liquid Certo and use the recipe included in the box.  It's so delicious.  It's really quick to make once you get started and I love that it's home made.  This year Coconuts wanted to help me do it.  I can't believe she's old enough to be doing this stuff with me.  I love it. 
 
 
Um delish!
 
 
The longest part is probably skimming all the bubbles off the top after you cook it.
 

I shared a few with some friends.  Really what's better than homemade jam from a friend.  Not much really.


We ended the day with an outdoor BBQ under the big maple tree.  Really life doesn't get much better than that.

2 comments:

  1. What a great time to spend with you children... I have been wanting to take Valentina strawberry picking.. however; I don't drive, next year I am going to find someone to go with. I know she would have a great deal of fun and she would get to eat quite a few berries :)

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