June 1, 2010


Red, juicy, luscious, scrumptious, delectable organic berries!
One of the many joys of spring in New England!

Our strawberry plants have grown leaps and bound. The chickens, wild rabbits and birds are quite happy.  But to also share in the harvest we had to put up a temporary fence. We did notice the birds still getting in there, so we either pick berries a few times a day or put up aviary netting. We don't mind sharing alittle with the birds but not all :)

No Cook Strawberry Jam

4 cups crushed strawberries ( use a potato masher)
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 pkg Ball freezer jam fruit pectin ( 1.5 oz pkg)

Stir sugar and pectin together. Add crushed strawberries. Stir 3 minutes.
Ladle jam into clean freezer jars. Twist on lids. Let stand 30 minutes to thicken.
Serve immediately. Refrigerate up to 3 weeks. Freeze up to one year.
Makes 5 half pints - 8 oz.   

This recipe is easy and one of the lowest in sugars. I would like to also try this pectin sometime and see if I can use even less sugar.


Elizabeth Golden said...

Thanks for the recipe! Sounds really easy. I will give this a try.

Valarie said...

YOur berries look great. We've been doing the very same thing over here. We made tons of jam last weekend. Now we are looking forward to raspberry season. Summer is so great.