Year of the strawberry!!

2ndSberries

I swear this was the year of the berry.  Blueberries, raspberries, wild strawberries and strawberries went in over drive this year. I had a couple of weeks that I picked this bowl over flowing with berries. We ate strawberries galore. I made a lot of strawberry freezer jelly. I gave away strawberries to friends, neighbors and family. Hubby is busy trying to figure out a 101 ways to eat freezer jelly ( on pancakes, waffles, cheesecake, frozen like ice cream…).

I still have not picked any blue berries or raspberries. I had a neighbor who gave me some.

Strawberry freezer Jelly

Ingredients

Makes approximately 5 half pints.

8 cups of sliced strawberries (about 2 lbs).

2 tbls. lemon juice

3 1/2 tbls ball instant Pectin

1 1/2 cups of sugar

FreezerJam1

Instructions:

1). Crush strawberries to get about 4 cups of crushed fruit.

2).Add lemon juice and stir.

3).In a separate bowl add pectin and sugar and mix well.

4).Add sugar mixture to strawberries stirring for 3 minutes.

5). add to freezer safe jars let sit out uncovered for 30 minutes.

6): refrigerate and use within 2 weeks or freeze for up to one year.

FreezerJam2

 

Advertisements

Posted on August 19, 2015, in Canning, Everyday Life and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Now there is a harvest I would love to have! I LOVE berries but have never grown them. Well done Honey! You must have had plenty of sunshine over there- something which has been a little lacking here in England.

    Lovely to hear from you!

    Karen

    • Hi Karen,

      The bowl in the picture holds 5 liters. The picture was my first harvest of the year so the bowl wasn’t over flowing with strawberries.I canned more than enough for us and gave just as much away to others.I am surprised that you don’t grow berries in your beautiful garden.
      June was warm and beautiful, July was wet and cold, August has been fabulous and warm.I took my first dip in the lake in over a year last week. It was wonderful. I am sorry that you have not had nice weather.I hope the weather gifts you some warm Autumn days at least.
      Honey

  2. hmmm… I wish I was your neighbor!! 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Tallbloke's Talkshop

Cutting edge science you can dice with

Life in the Boomer Lane

Musings of a former hula hoop champion

PARAthyroid PEEPS

Primary Hyperparathyroid Disease - Raising awareness and advocating for improvement in diagnosis and standards for surgical treatment.

Bee Kinder

Be Kind To Our Native Bees

THE INTERNET POST

Welcome to TIP. ABC, CBS, NBC and all the cable news channels are all bought and paid for and report what they are told to report. The MSM lies to and instigates people into political argument and gossip that leads to dead-end roads and distracts from the real issues. There is much better informational news reporting away from the Democrat and Republican tail-spinning arguments that are usually rooted in confusion and hate.. TIP is your alternative.

How to Provide

for your family

Logical Quotes

Logical and Inspirational quotes

graleview

A great WordPress.com site

theresilienthome

Peoplecare and beyond

The Most Revolutionary Act

Uncensored updates on world events, economics, the environment and medicine

May your own personal Creator

Bring peace and good well to you and Mother Earth the rest of our lives!

Wobbly Warrior's Blog

Just another WordPress.com site

Finding Truth In an Illusory World

TRUTHWordPress.com site

Workesforme

Random thoughts, topics, and philosophy

Voices from the Margins

A welcoming space for resistance to the forces of oppression and hegemony.

%d bloggers like this: