Thursday, May 14, 2009

Jam Session

Monday night, Zach and I made two batches of strawberry freezer jam. Zach helped during commercial breaks of 24. We used exactly all of the good berries we had not eaten. Tuesday we were at the park when the groundskeeper told me there were tons of strawberries we could have for free. I went and picked myself enough berries to make two more batches of that amazing strawberry jam.

My only regret is that I have been eating store bought jam all these years. It was way easier than I expected and I got to make it just like I wanted it. For example, I like smooth texture. No pulp in my orange juice please. And I don't like strawberry chunks in my jam, so I pureed it all, even though the recipe said not to. The jam didn't mind.

Friends, go out and make yourselves some freezer jam, you will not be sorry. It will inspire you to make home made bread and fruity oatmeal bars. You'll make enough for a year and devour it all this month. All you need is strawberries, fruit pectin, lemon juice and sugar. Lots of sugar. How can you go wrong?


Sawyers Family said...

the berries were good? I am so jealous! Are there any berries left?
Freezer Jam is WAY BETTER than store bought stuff!

Chase said...

Any ideas on how to get rid of the seeds? I hate seeds in my jam.

Amber said...

Hi Jenny, the berries were great, and there are plenty of free berries left. Chase, that's a good question. You could try straining the strawberry puree through a fine mesh strainer. You may need to do this two or more times to get the seeds out.

Natalie said...

That looks so good!

Brittany Collier said...

ah, look at you being all homemaker like. how fun.