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?

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Listen closely.

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Cut the lovely scarlet berries up.

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

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

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Looking good!

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I call done!

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

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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!

 

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Don’t you love summer?!

 

 

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