I've often heard children say, "There's nothing to do today". I beg to differ. I'd like to inspire you to do something. Anything. Read. Bake. Hike. Fish. Plant. Sail. Climb. Play. Reach. Move. Laugh. Dream; and take time to sit with me on The Old Granite Step.

Friday, August 9, 2019

A Summer Afternoon and Strawberry Jam

Our strawberries have been
abundant this year.  We took some on our annual retreat to the cottage but couldn't possibly use them all.
Fresh from our garden....lovely!
 A quick look in the cottage cabinet and I found two ball jars with lids.  Perfect!
Once I sterilized the jars and lids (boiled for about 15 minutes), I was ready to make the jam.
With a little less than a pound of berries, I only needed a half cup of sugar.  That's it!  Berries and sugar.  The old enamel pan seemed appropriate.
Bring the mixture to a boil and cook for about 10 minutes.  You'll begin to notice the texture becomes "syrupy".
Pour into jars and put lids on.  Let cool on counter; then refrigerate.
This will be gone soon!
Delicious on a biscuit; vanilla ice cream too!
One for a gift!  Enjoy.

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