Driving home from my weekend in Jupiter, Fl my sister and I were on RT 60 going west. We came upon mile after mile of strawberry fields being picked and of course we had to stop at one of the numerous stands on the side of the road and buy some.
A half flat was more than enough for making jam (6 pints) and getting them just hours from being picked was the best part. Also the 1/2 flat was all of $5.99.... great price!
I used a simple recipe and the best part of making your own jam is,, no additives! I only used strawberries, sugar, a bit of vanilla and fresh lemon juice. Through out the year I like to make different jams and marmalade's then store them in the fridge. You can see my last batch Here
Look at my strawberries in all their bubbly goodness.
This batch filled a dozen jars with some juice left over to use in baking or put on ice cream.. I've all ready given a few jars out to some friends.
We have been having some high winds today. They say it's from the heavy storms that swept through Oklahoma all the way east into Georgia.
To all of you in the path of those tornado's
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