Is there a better way to celebrate Canada Day than with freshly picked strawberries…and of course…some strawberry jam.
It took Mr. Painted Quilt and I about an hour to hull, slice and wash the entire flat of strawberries this morning.
Of course we did the ‘one for me and one for the pot’ snacking as we slaved away and12 jars of jam later, this is all that remained.
No need to sterilize the jars with the freezer jam method…just a good wash and rinse.
I added the sugar and fruit pectin to the berries, stirred all the ingredients together then mashed the mixture to the desired consistency.
We like our jam with chunks of fruit in it so I was careful not to mash it to death.
About an hour and a half later…ta da!
Of course I had to try it out on a freshly toasted sesame seed bagel from the farmer’s market.
Nothing should be allowed to taste this good!
Thanks to my friend Candace at Squash House Quilts, I will never make stove top jam ever again. This is just too easy and it tastes every bit as good…if not better!
And there’s more fruit and less sugar too!