Wednesday

It's Strawberry season in Florida and I made some really good Jam...


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.


Clean the jars and fill with the thick gooey jam while hot.  Lid them and wait for the popping sound.  Done!  Took me all of an hour to complete.
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.
"Yumm"


 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 
"Stay safe" 

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18 comments:

Melissa Whitcher said...

Your jam looks delicious!! I need to find some "side- of the- road" stands too. I think I'm going to have to try your jam recipe. Thanks for sharing! Thank you too for stopping by my blog.

Melissa
redflycreations(dot)com

Ana@carpe_diem said...

Great! I love that jam!
But, at my place (Croatia) we can enjoy strawberries in May, can't wait!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Yummie! I love strawberry jam!

I planted strawberries last year...they didn't make it. Too hot I suppose.
If it's strawberry season there in Florida...I wonder if they'll be on sale here in Texas soon?
I'd love some strawberry jam...and you're right...making your own is the best!

After seeing your sink full of strawberries (and it's still cleaner than mine) ...I am off to the kitchen to clean my sink!
Pat

Lottie said...

I love this jam making tutorial. I could almost taste the strawberries from the pictures! Thanks for this post!

ChrisC said...

I need to do that.Every year I say I'm going to do that.This will be the year!

Jamie said...

How fun that you got to get fresh strawberries. No such luck here in WI now. Your jam looks incredibly tasty!

Carol L McKenna said...

Wow! Very creative work and looks so delish!

Carol of A Creative Harbor ^_^

Leisa said...

Your jam looks wonderful! I'm in Miami... I obviously need to go looking for fresh strawberries! Thanks for the inspiration :-)

Lola said...

My, they look so delicious!

PS I was tempted to help myself to one when you weren't looking!!

RHome410 said...

So hard to believe, looking out our windows at gray dreariness and being cold, even in the house, that somewhere it's sunny and warm and full of strawberriness! ;-) That jam looks gorgeous and delicious!

Shannon @ A Cozy Place Called Home said...

Would love a flaky biscuit slathered with some of that delicious looking jam! My Dad was in Ocala last week and brought back strawberries, oranges and mangos. It was nice to have fresh Fla. fruit. Shannon

Feral Turtle said...

Your jam looks amazing. Were still in a foot of snow in my world, so it was refreshing to read your post and be reminded of summer! Cheers.

Feral Turtle said...

Cheers from your newest follower! Hope you have a great weekend.

Jann Olson said...

Yum, your jam looks delicious! Fresh picked, how great is that? I make jam at least every other year. Any more I just make the freezer jam. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
hugs,
Jann

Diann said...

Oh just the thought of picking fresh strawberries right now (as I look out the window at a snow blizzard happening!) sounds wonderful! And your jams look so good! thank you for sharing at TTF.

Shabby Sweet Tea said...

Yummmm! I cannot wait to make freezer jam but will wait for our good old NC berries to come into season. I made a strawberry pie last weekend with FL berries and they were amazing. Must have been a good growing season down there. Enjoy all of that jam!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Yummy, love strawberries.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Mmmm, looks yummy!