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Monday, July 5, 2010

Strawberry Jam




We have a tradition in our family of strawberry picking and then jam making. My children picked strawberries with me when they were young. I think they ate as much as they picked.
Telltale sign, little red faces. My daughter picks them now. My grandson will be old enough to
pick strawberries next year. I can hardly wait to see him out there eating and picking.

My job has always been to make the jam. I make freezer jam. Every year I make enough to
last the winter, or so I think. Every year we run out. There is nothing like opening a jar of jam
in the winter and savoring a taste of summer.

I bought raspberries this weekend and plan to put some in the freezer too. Next year I plan on buying a raspberry and blueberry bush, so I can grow my own.

6 comments:

  1. If you can, definitely plant raspberry bushes. We have a huge row of them by the driveway. There are as full of berries as they could be. You won't regret planting raspberries! I just stand out there and eat myself silly. Yummy!

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  2. I love freezer jam and ours never lasts very long either. What a great tradition your family has, good memories and now it will include your grandson. You can never have too much jam. Make lots.

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  3. sounds so yummy. we didn't get to that this year...hopefully we'll get to the blueberries!

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  4. What a wonderful tradition, Susan! And now you can continue that on with your grandson. I remember taking my kids strawberry picking when they were young. Sadly, the farm has since closed down but those outings are great memories. Enjoy your jam!

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  5. Yum! Yum! You're bringing back memories from my childhood with my granny. She made plum wine and blackberry jam every year.

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  6. those are big jars of jam. i plan to plan to plant blackberries next year, so maybe in a couple of years i will give it a try. thanks for stopping by to comment on my blog.

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