Thursday, June 17, 2010

Two's better than ONE & a recipe for luck

A beautiful bouquet was a wonderful pick me up from a friend this week.
{I have amazing friends.}

Oh... & so was this T.J.'s gift card I won from their weekly bring your own bag raffle.
It must be a law of the universe. All the free advertising I've been plugging for them...
Karma's awesome.

And for those who desire this bless-ed recipe for this summer's canning season... enjoy

Strawberry-Lime Jam

Yield: 6-7 pints. We doubled this recipe & had jam coming out our ears!
Wash, stem, and mash all of your strawberries. I used my friend's hand held mixer things to mash them. I gotta get me one of those this year. Here's a general recipe, but you can modify it to your liking. Less sugar, more limes. Whatever.

5 C mashed strawberries
the juice and zest of 2 limes
8 Tbsp maxigel
2 C sugar - or whatever sweetener you'd like.
If the strawberries are really sweet, use less sweetener

Mix all ingredients together in a large pot and bring to a simmer. Spoon hot jam mixture into hot jars and process in a boiling water canner for 20 minutes.

*Strawberries were on sale at Superstition Ranch Market for 50 cents! I bought an entire flat & then some. Stock up & freeze them for smoothies, or can then for jam. I did both. Mmm...

1 comment:

  1. Awesome picture Heather! Way to go! :) Thanks for the recipe now i just need to make some! Thanks for all your yummy recipes! :)