08 July 2009

Strawberry fields

We try to eat as much as possible the fruits and vegetables that are in season in our local area. The first berry harvest to take advantage of is strawberries. We picked over 25 pounds of them this year, making one batch (8 cups) of low sugar jam, which wasn't nearly enough.

The idea was to make all of our own jams for the year and since my husband claimed to not like strawberry jam, I only made one batch. Turns out, we all love it! It's brighter in color and tastes very fresh like a cross between regular jam and the fresh fruit itself. We hope to do the same with blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries.

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