There are many ways to use fruit from your garden or local market. You can always preserve it for the freezer or can it in jars, but making something special can be even sweeter!
This week, we’re incredibly excited to share with you a video about making strawberry jam. Jams and jellies are easily store bought, but there is nothing that tastes better than making your own at home. If you have never made it yourself, do not be intimidated! This is not a hard or long process; no gourmet kitchen or place in the country needed. Instead, look at it as a fun, hour-long project that will give you a batch of the sweetest treat to share as gifts at the holidays or to adorn your table for the year to come.
THREE SIMPLE INGREDIENTS WITH AN AMAZING OUTCOME:
- 5 cups strawberries, chopped and lightly smashed
- 7 cups sugar (do not try and skimp on the sugar)
- 1 box Sure-Jell
Yield: 11 to 13 jelly jars
This recipe can be sealed using lids and rings by canning them in a pressure cooker, but that is extra time and too much work. I grew up using the old-time method of sealing the jars with paraffin wax. This is no science; just a little know-how! Enjoy!
Video and images by The Gray Boxwood