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Jammin'

Yesterday was the first "Jam session" of the year.  That means strawberries!


But not from these sad looking plants.  I think I put too much hay on top of them over the winter.  And come to think of it, I probably shouldn't have used hay at all.  Just look at all that grass!


I just bought strawberries ~ 2 lbs. 
added 4 lbs. of sugar and a box of Sure-Jell.
and there you go ~ 9 wonderful half pints of jam.


I always hope there is a little too much to put in a jar so I can eat it warm right out of a bowl. 

I love jammin'.

Comments

  1. yum. bring on the french bread...

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  2. WE made strawberry jam this week too!

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  3. Have you ever tried using Pamona's Universal Pectin? It's all I use and it uses WAAAAAAAAAAAY less sugar and tastes amazing! I'll never use the 'other stuff' again.

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  4. I just found your blog via Clear Blue Sky and I love it! I'm new to canning and any tips you can provide are greatly appreciated! I'm your newest Follower, and I've enjoyed my visit today. I love company and new friends are always welcome, please stop by when you have a moment.

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  5. ooh, would love the exact recipe!.... YUM.

    We just started a big strawberry patch. I've been told they are a pain in the butt.

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  6. Karen,
    I used the cooked jam recipe in the Sure-Jell box. It's pretty easy. And yes, I would agree that strawberries are a pain in the butt. They are just so yummy!
    From the Country farm,
    I will have to look for the Pamona's. Always fun to try something new.

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  7. oh...i see my good friend mary here of ocean breezes and country sneezes....

    came by via texasgirl....so glad i did...love your red farmhouse...and what great timing..i have had strawberry jam making on my mind...i even bought a yellow gingham shirt i call my Jam Shirt...i wear it while making JAM !!!!

    happy to stop by today
    kary and teddy

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  8. Strawberries are on sale here - I am going to have to make some of this jam!

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  9. that is so pretty!
    perfect! it reminds me of the summer days to come!
    take care,
    Rosa

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  10. Nothing as good as this and we have been making freezer jam with the strawberries..YUM! :D

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  11. I agree with From the Country Farm about the sugar. In days past I would have thought nothing of using that much sugar but now that my hips and waist have declared a "time out" I would love to have alternatives to the over the top amount of sugar used. I will have to try her recommendation.

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  12. You can't go wrong with some good ol' straberry jam....yummy!!!!

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  13. today i came from the farmers market and got me some jam. my pipe dream is to live in a lovely farmhouse like yours and make jam from fruits in season. such a charmed life you lead. looking forward to visiting here often.

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