Monday, May 7, 2012


So Yesterday the Dr picked up a flat of strawberries from a local farm.  I wanted to pick my own, but I had too much to do.  Mom and Dad are coming in this weekend, and I need to get the house in order.  Anyway, I made a batch of strawberry jam today.  I never made this before, and to be totally honest, canning is very new to me.  But it is the one thing that I wanted to learn to do.  And was my goal for this farm.  Grow and put away what we have grown.

So far the jam looks good.. the bit I had leftover that wouldn't fit in jars was quite tasty.  The sad thing is, I made one batch ( 8 1/2 pints) and I still have about 3/4 of the berries left...  Any ideas on what I can do with the rest.  I am sure most of them will end up on shortcake..yum!

I have another question for all you canners.  Has anyone tried the Tattler lids?  They are a bit pricy, but reusable and look interesting.

Well, back to washing and hulling strawberries.....