Sunday, June 24, 2007

Well-stocked

Yesterday Dave and I went and picked 15 pounds of strawberries at Biringer Farms. This is what 15 pounds of strawberries looks like: Last night (and tonight) we had strawberry shortcake, one of my favorite desserts. And today I stayed home and played domestic, and made 11 pints of strawberry jam. 11 pints! That is a lot. I also cut up and froze five quarts of berries, some with sugar (for more shortcake) and some without, for Dave's breakfast smoothies. And, now this is all we have left...

I'm planning on giving the small jars of jam as gifts this Christmas and keeping the less decorative large jars for ourselves. I think this is the first time I've made jam by myself and it was really fun and very easy. I'm looking forward to blackberry season!

6 comments:

Rachel said...

sooooo yummy looking. kudos!

yr secret pal said...

yum! those look delicious.

Marisol said...

Yummy, Yummy, Yummy! The jam looks very nice and great packaging too:)

Jennifer said...

Welcome to the jam club! I'm not making Strawberry this year (still have a bunch left from last year), but I'll be hitting the apricots when they are out. :-) We have been working on eating a fresh Strawberry pie all weekend - Yum. Nothing like fresh local Pacific Northwest berries!

KarenJoSeattle said...

It's been years since I made jam. It is fun and the jars look so pretty and accomplished all lined up afterward. Homemade jam tastes so good, too, even if it doesn't set as well as you'd like.

You did a lot for one day.

bookwoman said...

Oh, yum! They look so much yummier than the dreck in my grocery store. It also makes me want to break out the raspberry-rhubarb jam recipe. Enjoy.