Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Homemade strawberry-jam

My parents have more strawberries in their vedgetable-garden than they know what to do with! To help them avoid the our-freezer-is-full-of-strawberries-scenario, I happily took 3-4 kg off their hands :-)

And really, making jam is not that hard. My biggest problem was finding enough jars to keep it in. But that was worked out pretty fast!

The real problem with my jam-making was -and I am embarassed to say, I didn't even think about it until it was too late- that Charles has the flu.
Can you imagine what the sweet sweet smell of strawberries cooking on the stove can do to someone who has an upset stomach and really bad nausea?! Not pretty!

It might just be me and the kids eating this....I don't think Charles will be too eager!
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16 comments:

ladydi said...

Oh, poor Charles. Once he feels better he'll enjoy your tasty jam on a slice of toast. Your strawberry season is right in sync with ours here in NE Ohio. Mmmm, the only thing better is peach season in August. Love that fresh fruit! I hope Charles feels better soon.

Liz said...

I like those jars. Almost too much for me to resist. I may just have to go find some jars like that and make my own strawberry jam.

Rachael Rabbit said...

My - it looks so bright red and yummy delicious ... poor Charles - I bet he will be wanting some once he feels better.

Marie said...

Oh my, that looks delicious and mouthwatering. I've never made jam, you should post a recipe if you ever get the chance!

anne from finland said...

I wish Charles will soon be well again! Now you have enough strawberry jam to have pancake parties! We use to give homemade jam as Christmas present. I usually cut nice circles of matching fabrics to cover the lids and make tags for them too.

thriftymrs said...

Poor Charles, I hope he is ok?

My parents in law have (or should I say had? lol) a garden full of strawberries and raspberries. We took loads home with us, I really need to get the jam pan out!

Yours looks scrummy.

Suzanne said...

Poor Charles, I can imagine how he must of felt. Your strawberry jams looks so good.
I have a tag game on my blog if you want to play along.
Have a good week.

I AM said...

I am so very jealous (over the jam of course, not the flu!).

I may have to have my hand at attempting to make my very first jam this weekend! Divine.

amandajean said...

that was nice of you to take some strawberries from your parents to help them with the abundance. the jam looks so delicious!

Tonya said...

I love your pot! LOL

YUM Strawberry jam is my absolute favorite : )

TinkerBlue said...

It looks very delicious. I can almost taste it on some scones with fresh cream.

Hope Charles is feeling better soon.

Helen said...

MMMMM! I can smeel that jam from here in Austrlia! Yummy!

Katy said...

it looks so yummy. Poor Charles though - you may have put him off jam for good!!!

Lynn said...

Good for you - isn't nice to have all your jam jars lined up looking so pretty (and tasting so good too).

susan said...

um yea, you might have ruined strawberries for him for good! the jam looks yummy.
one time my daughter was sick and had eaten chicken patties. i as usual was the lucky one to clean up after her. years later i cant be in the house when they are cooking!!

Leslie said...

Yum...this is one of my favorites. There is nothing like homemade