So, recently we went on a “field trip” to the organic strawberry farm outside of town (you get to call that sort of thing a field trip when you homeschool… just one of those fun “perks”) and pick us some yummy strawberries. I wasn’t sure what to do with all of those berries until I saw someone on facebook making jam. Perfect and yummy! And, as you will soon find out, my loves, EASY!! Seriously!
Okay ready for this… Step one: pick yummy strawberries.
Let’s ignore how big they are getting… be still my heart.
Okay step 2: buy the really easy peasy pectin and freezer safe jars (don’t forget to wash those jars!). I wanted the freezer kind because it uses less sugar and I wouldn’t have to do all that hard canning stuff… and… bonus… enjoy all year long! The pectin looks like this.
The instructions are right on the back of the label, but here’s a little picture process for you so you know what it looks like. I like looking at pictures of it all happening. I am assuming you are just like me… aren’t we pretty cool??!!
The sugar I use is demerara. I don’t buy white sugar anymore, so this is what I had and it worked great. Bonus… no processed, refined sugar!
That’s what sugar should look like! Okay, the jar says to mash your strawberries, but I don’t like chunk (unless it’s on baby thighs!), so I blended mine in a blender.
First, you sir the sugar and pectin together (check the jar of pectin for measurements because it will differ depending on how much you make at one time). Then, add your strawberries TO the pectin/sugar mixture and stir for 3 minutes.
Oh, my gosh… yum! Then pour into your jars.
You let it stand for 30 minutes.
And then freeze! But, first leave one in the fridge to enjoy now. I know right… who knew it was so easy! I mean… I will never buy store bought again. It is just too easy not to. Yummy, organic, easy, wonderful, strawberry jam! Who knew!
You are welcomed for showing you the light. Hahaha!
Ta for now