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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Strawberry Jam ~ Cooking with High Heeled Life

Remember these delicious, juicy red strawberries from my



Imagine our little house guest's delight when we asked if she would love to make strawberry jam!

Ingredients required:

1-pint freshly picked strawberries, washed, hulled and sliced
2 TBsp. fruit pectin
1/2 Tsp. butter
1 cup sugar
2 8ounce jelly jars

This recipe is perfect for little helping hands !!

After placing the prepared strawberries in the bowl, our  little helper was happy to take on the "most important" part .. mashing the strawberries. A potato masher is perfect for the job.

In a skillet combine crushed strawberries, pectin, butter.

Stirring constantly, cook over medium-high heat, until mixture comes to a gentle boil.  Add the sugar and bring to a boil. Let boil for 1 minute, then remove from heat.

Pour into jars, seal and refrigerate until set about 6 hours.  Since, our strawberry jam cooking adventure was not planned, we did not have any jelly jars. But be were resourceful and saved ourselves from having to drive into town, by using two small glass bowls. Cut some parchment paper - slightly larger than the lid size, placed it over bowl, then cover with the bowl's lid.

The jam will keep in the fridge for up to 3 weeks. This is a simple and fun recipe to do with children.

NOTE: On Monnday our little guest's mother emailed us, to say our guest thinks she may need to spend a couple extra days next time. When the mother complemented her on the yummy jam, our little gal responded "of course, I did the most important part!"





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16 comments:

  1. yum..yum..YUM!! looks FANTASTIC!!!

    <3-Cami from First Day of My Life Life

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  2. Dearest Celia,

    What a precious memory you created for this 6-year old girl! Having her bring home some strawberry jam, as a gift to her Mom; what a thought! You both are so considerate to others and you know the secret of happiness that lies in little things.

    Lots of love,

    Mariette

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  3. It looks fabulous .. when we first moved here .. we have a great orchard .. we had plums damsons apples.. many fruit also strawberries and raspberries.. I was always making stuff with the kids..I gave most away as gifts.. but now I havent bothered for a few years and the plum tree died .. you have inspired me i may have another go this summer xx

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  4. Looks like a great time! And I'm sure that strawberry jam tasted fabulous!!

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  5. Looks delicious, and Strawberry Jam is my favorite!
    I may have to try this as one of my "adventures" to try something new!

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  6. Love strawberries anyway I can get them.

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  7. Strawberries in any form but ice cream is my weakness!

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  8. Oh my goodness that looks so delish. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Gigi

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  9. excited to try this. thanks for another wonderful post.New outfit post. Lunch in Beverly Hills. Would love if you'd check it out. Thanks love. xoxo

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  10. And there's some in the mail for me, right?

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  11. What a great idea! I remeber making strawberry jam with my grandmother, and it was delicious ~ thank you for the recipe!
    Have a wonderfully sweet weekend,
    Nathalie

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  12. Yum! You really are embracing country life by making jam, hehe!

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  13. Oh how delish!! I love strawberry jam!! On a toasted English muffin with butter!!

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

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  14. Yummy, yummy....

    Looks fantastic and I think I'm feeling the taste with my imagination....

    Well from an angel it just could be a thing from Heaven :)

    Hope all is just great with you my angel and that you keep your path of inspiration....

    Tons of love
    xoxoxoxoxoxox

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  15. So adorable! I love strawberry jam and have wonderful memories of making the jam with my kids when they were little. My daughter is 12 now and really starting to do things in the kitchen. She doesn't need me as much any more, but we still have a fun time! Love the jam... I think you have inspired me!

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  16. Yum! How fun! I cannot wait until Little Darling is old enough to help me in the kitchen! What fun we will have!

    Hugs,
    Tracy

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