Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Strawberry jam? Yes please!

Ah strawberries. Yes it's already that time again. Time for the temperature to start to warm up, everything is blooming, birds are singing and active and gardens are all put in and just awaiting the time to be harvested here in a few months. Around here that also means STRAWBERRIES!!
We eat quite a bit of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches around here. My girls love them and they are great to take on picnics or as snacks. I have one daughter who will only eat homeade muscadine jelly, but the other one, as well as myself and the husband love us some strawberry jam.
There is nothing like freshly picked, sweet, juicy strawberries. We normally eat just as much as we put into our buckets.... But some do make it inside to make our beloved jam with.
Nothing  like the sweet smell of spring....
I love the small little jelly jars. I try to pick those up at yard sales and stuff. So we are starting the year off with 4 pints of strawberry jam plus 2 half pints. Then I ended up freezing 4 quarts. I use those for my famous Strawberry cake :) I'll have to post about that next time I make it.
I hope to do at least one more batch before the season is over.

This is linked up to Morristribe's Homesteader Blog Carnival. and The Prarie Homestead and TALU Tuesdays

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    1. Thank you! I must say it is pretty yummy.

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  2. YUM YUM! I made pear jam for the first time last year. I need to give strawberries a go.
    New follower ;)

    Marcia

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    1. Thanks for following! If you can do pear jam strawberry should be a cinch. Let me know when you try it.

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  3. I have made some jam this year too. Love those short jars, perfect size to giveaway too if you don't want to give your bigger jars :)

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    1. I LOVE the cute little short jars. I always pick them up if I see them at a yard sale. I think it just adds a little dimension to my pantry.

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  4. We love strawberry jam here! We are still a few weeks away from strawberry season in Maine, but I am looking forward to it! Last year the strawberries weren't very good around here, so I am hoping for a much better season this year. I have never heard of muscadine jelly, and will have to look it up!

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    1. Hi Heather! Muscadines and scuppernongs are wild grapes that grow abundantly in the South, at least here in Alabama! They make a very unique tasting jelly and a very delicious wine! Blessings from Bama!

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    2. That's funny as I have never heard of scuppernongs... Funny words for sure.
      We have a purple variety of muscadine and a green one. The purple ones make prettier jelly for sure, but they are both delicious to eat :)

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  5. We need to replant our beds. A few years ago we picked gallons and gallons between our house and my in-laws. Your jam looks delicious.

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  6. Nice post to read on a cold frigid day in January! TALU!

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  7. Yum! Makes me look forward to summer :) (talu)

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  8. This looks like Spring to me:) With temperatures dipping to -16 here in Northern WI, this jam looks so good! I can almost smell the strawberries:) Stopping by from TALU! Lynn H @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  9. It's not nice to tease! I'm curled up in a fuzzy blanket hibernating from the snow while you're teasing me with the prospect of warm weather and fresh strawberries! ;)
    [#TALU]

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