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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.
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.
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.
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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