Strawberry Jam

Last Saturday my friend invited me over to pick strawberries in his garden.  His garden is huge and is all organically grown.  I picked two plastic Kroger bags full of berries and used them to make jam.  I haven’t been too domestic lately and it felt good to spend a few hours in the kitchen.  I didn’t use a special recipe, just the one included in the pectin package that I bought at the grocery store.  I ended up with a lot of jam- enough for me and plenty to give away as gifts.
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A quick Google search for labels led me to a free printable on Tip Junkie.  Adding a cute label and a ribbon adds a special touch to the jam.
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I enjoy canning and hope to do more of it this summer. 
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I think I’m set for a jam supply for a good while.  I’ll enjoy this on toast and also on my daily school lunch, PBJ.  It will also be nice to have these on hand for a hostess gift or a Christmas gift for a neighbor.
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How much work was involved?  I spent a little over an hour picking the berries and then three hours in the kitchen processing three batches of jam.  That’s not so bad, especially since I enjoy doing it.

Do you have any canning plans for the summer?

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Comments

  1. iSavor the Weekend says:

    I think I’m “strawberry logged” but these are so adorable and look delicious! I love having strawberry jam on my buttered English muffin – yum!!

  2. Strawberry jam, my dd’s favorite. I’ve not made any this year. I guess I should buy a bucket for jam before they’re gone.

    Love the free labels.

  3. Fabu-licious!

  4. FrouFrouBritches says:

    YUM! I’ve never made jam. I’m supposed to be learning to can this summer IF Hubby’s garden actually puts anything out. Did you have to use a pressure cooker? I’ve never done that before.

    They turned out adorable! Great gift!!!

  5. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    YUM!! I’ve never canned strawberries before, but I bet T would love it. Love how you decorated each jar. 🙂

  6. Designs on 47th Street says:

    Paula, your jam jars look so festive and what a special gift they will make. Love those labels too.

    Canning is something Mr. Brown Socks and I like to do together. Just starting to get strawberries (barely) but don’t know that I’ll have enough to make jam. Love it though!
    Donna

  7. Life In The Thrifty Lane says:

    Yummy yummy! I love strawberry jam and also how you decorated the jars!

  8. Rebecca says:

    I have some strawberry jam canning to finish up. 🙂 I made it for the first time last summer and am making it a yearly thing.

  9. Georgia Girl says:

    Yummy! Love me some homemade jelly! I made some blackberry a few weeks ago.

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