Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Jam and anything strawberry

We've been having ourselves some jam makin' around here... strawberry jam that is. Below is a picture of the batch I made tonight, because...

... the first batch I made Monday turned out to be strawberry sauce. I played around too much with the recipe and it did'nt gel as it should have but it made a delicious strawberry sauce for making strawberry shortcake next winter and sauce over vanilla ice cream. Yum ! One thing that I learned - you have to be exact with your mesurements of ingredients when making jam.

So far this week (since we went to the U-Pick on Sunday) we had strawberry muffins, have 3 large bags full of whole strawberries in the freezer for making pies and smoothies next winter, strawberry sauce, strawberry jam and a whole lot of berries in cream... for meals. Yup, I said for meals with homemade rolls I made Monday.

Below - I could'nt resist, this is our honeysuckle right outside the window where I am presently sitting to be on this computer. I opened the window just to smell the aroma - it is heavenly.


Wishing everyone a good Thursday tomorrow !

7 comments:

HoneyB said...

All that strawberry treasure! I bet your home smelled wonderful while making the jam.

Barb said...

That jam looks lucious I can almost smell it. Yummy!!! And over vanilla ice cream. I think I just died and went to heaven. B

Vickie LeBlanc said...

honeyb and Barb - the house smelled so delicious and yummy as the strawberries were cooking.

Sebrina said...

Mmmm that jam looks yummy! Strawberry jam is my favorite!

Vickie LeBlanc said...

Sebrina - it's my favorite also. I love it on different types of food such as my cereal, yogourt, ice-cream of course, muffins, etc.

Raegan Belliveau said...

my first batch of jam turned out to be sauce too! I guess you have to stir a lot before bottling. whoops!

Vickie LeBlanc said...

Hi Raegan - the problem with mine was that I left the berries in the fridge to marinate in honey overnight and I forgot to drain the liquid before processing. I learn by my mistakes, my second batch turned out perfect.