|7 cups of sugar!! Can you believe it?!|
|A little on the tart side. Still early in the season.|
|We popped open the small one for a taste. |
Nothing like warm jam on toast. So good!
|Full rolling boil... Seems to take forever!|
We have had strawberries in our house several times this season and have enjoyed them plain, with brown sugar sauce and as shortcake. I kept PROMISING myself that next time I bought some, I would make some jam. It is a tradition that I started several years ago when I discovered just how much better homemade is.
I bought myself the Ball Blue Book of Preserving and have made all sorts of recipes from it. One of the other new traditions is sweet pickle relish. I can't even eat any store bought kind anymore. It just all tastes so flavorless and weird. I guess I am spoiled. It just so happens, I am out of it. Looks like I will be making some relish in the near future too. But for now, I have made my first batch of jam for the season and I feel like I accomplished something today. That is a totally good thing.