Thursday was the last day to get in on some local strawberry picking. The kids and I headed on over to Albeke Farms and filled our bucket with warm, sweet berry goodness.
My son and I spotted these adorable sleeping kitties at the farm. Of course, he wanted to take all of them home!
First I washed and hulled my strawberries. Then I hopped over to Canning Jars Etc. to gather some safety information before I started on my yummy jam.
Then, I put on my apron, rolled up my sleeves, turn up my Ipod and got to work.
This is what I used for my jam:
- 6 pints of strawberries
- 4 cups sugar
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
- 1 package of pectin
Just look at this mess! I wish I had some of those Brawny paper towels right now, or even better, I wish that Mr. Clean guy would come over and clean my mess for me.
I really had a fun time making my jam. We had some on toasted Oregon Hazelnut bread with our breakfast this morning and it was fabulous! I think I'm ready for veggies next.
I also wanted to send out a great big thank-you for three lovely awards I recently received.
Thanks to dustjacket attic! Your blog is breathtaking!
Thanks to Kathy from Three on Food! I love reading all of your Yummy recipes!
Thanks to Krista from Krista's Kitchen, one of my new found favorite foodie blogs!
~Strawberry Jam is Good~