Saturday, July 24, 2010

Yummy Strawberry Jam

First, I apologize for being gone so long. We were out of town for about 2 1/2 weeks with a family reunion in WV and then Sebring Holiness Campmeeting. A great time was had by all, but boy are we glad to be back in the air conditioning!

Strawberry Jam, oh so yummy!

We bought lots of berries at our local farmer's market and got busy prepping.

My little walk-in closet of a kitchen ready for the berries and jars! What you see is the whole kitchen area, well, add the rest of the refridgerator on the left and row of drawers on the right side. Yep, that's it!







We decided we wanted lots of smaller chunks of berries, so Aaron is busy chopping them with the Pampered Chef chopper. This worked great!







We thought a batch with blueberries would be nice too!





Aaron being thoughtful washed about 2 dishes...





The finished jars waiting to be wiped off!



I had read great things about liquid pectin. I did not get good results with it. I much prefer the powdered. The batch with the liquid did not set...we now have syrup for our pancakes! My hubby says it's better than store bought! So sweet!

Garilyn





9 comments:

Dawn said...

Oh I would love a jar of jam...just stopped in to thank you for your visit and joining my blog.
Good Luck in the give away.

Mayya @ Sew Chic and Unique said...

Ohh Garlyin those strawberries look so delicious!

I love strawberry jam and your pics are making my mouth go all watery LOL

Isnt nice to have someone do the dishe?

Garilyn said...

Mayya,
It is nice to have some else wash dishses. I just wish it would happen more often and more than a couple dishes at a time! With a family of 6, there's a lot of dishes to wash!!!

Kristen said...

So glad you found a bright side to the jam that didn't set. It will look so good on pancakes and French toast!

Dawn said...

ohhh this looks so great! i am stopping by from the PRP to tell you I am your newest follower!:) I will definitely be back! :)
dawn
http://flipoutmama.blogspot.com/

Hello! I'm Kate. said...

You look like you have a happy family & a happy blog!

I'm a new follower--can't wait to keep seeing smiling faces on those kiddos!

I used to make strawberry jam with my grandmother every summer--so much fun!

Hannah said...

Oh Strawberry Jam!! I used to make that with my mother! I miss it! Maybe I will make some with my girls when they are older and I am living in a house.

Doris said...

Oh my goodness...I've never done anything like that before, but it looks like something I might like to try! Any tips, instructions, recipes?

Garilyn said...

Doris,
I pretty much followed the recipe inside the box of powdered pectin. I like the powdered better than the liquid. It set up better for me. It's 4 cups of crushed/sliced/chopped fruit, ?cups of sugar, and the pectin. The recipe in the box tells you how much sugar and when to put in the pectin. My biggest tip is to have everything ready. I used my roaster to keep my jars and rings hot and pulled them out just before filling. Then once rings are on they went into the already boiling pot of water for the hot water bath. Hope some of that helps. My kids had some jam the other day that was store bought and they said it tasted different and that they like the jam we made better! Love them kids!!

 
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