Sunday, June 26, 2011

Strawberry Day

It was such a gorgeous day I decided to take Rosemary to Thompson Strawberry Farm in Kenosha, Wisconsin. She had such fun and was a pro at finding the best berries!

When we got home we made a small batch of jam just to get started. Here is the recipe we used:

4 cups crushed berries
2 cups sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teeny tiny pat of butter (cuts down on the foam when the berries are boiling...great tip!)
1 packet of MaryJanes Chillover powder (if you don't know what this is, you really should!)

Heat the berries, sugar, lemon juice to boiling. Cook and mash and cook and mash some more, until it is all cooked and mashed to your liking. This is a very technical recipe, you see.

When it's starts to get foamy like crazy add the butter, then you won't have to skim it off. How awesome is that?! Add the Chillover powder and boil for 3 minutes. Can in sterile jars. I used half pints and water bathed for 5 minutes. Isn't it beeeeeautiful?

I can't wait to have us some strawberry jam on scones for breakfast! We only picked one basket, so I think we just may have to go back! 

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