Strawberry goodness

Summertime, and the living is easy.  Strawberries abound in the market.  I think they are just asking me to make them into jam!  Don’t you hear them calling?



Listen closely.



Cut the lovely scarlet berries up.



Put them in a large saucepan with a little water, some sugar to taste, a little splash of lemon juice, and pectin.



Bring the mixture to a rapid boil, lower heat, simmer until you think it looks right.



Looking good!



I call done!




Let the stawberry goodness cool down and then ladle it into canning jars.  One jar done, 6 to go.  Then into the freezer.



Tomorrow morning, and many tomorrows after, perhaps through the winter, this  bright red yummy jam will be inhaled on wholegrain English muffins, toast, in yogurt and on ice cream.  I just can’t wait!



Don’t you love summer?!



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