Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Good Ol' Fashioned Strawberry Jam

Wash em'...

Cut em' up...

Add some sugar and let rest overnight to 'macerate'...

Pop em' in a pot, (add some lemon juice upon reaching boil) and BOIL hard till gel - about 20 minutes. Stir, stir, stir!

Ladle the hot jam into jars, boil jars in a canner for 10 minutes and voila...

So simple really, and so yummy!

In the summer, sewing time becomes jamming time. What have you been up to lately? Hope you all have been getting up to some summer time fun!!!


Ps. For those of you that may want to make your own:

      8 Cups strawberries (or any berries)
      2 cups white sugar
      1/4 cup lemon juice

This is the 'old fashioned' type jam that does not use added pectin. I really like it because it uses a lot less sugar and tastes just like my Nona used to make (happiness in a jar)!


  1. Your 'happiness in a jar', Lisa, looks absolutely delish!!

  2. Wow amazing pics! Did you take those? Your photography is just beautiful!

  3. ooooh yum! Now I need to find some strawberries and make this! Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Beautiful photos Lisa! And the Jam looks delicious. I have not tried macerating the strawberries before making the jam. I'm going to try it next time I make it