Monday, May 10, 2010

Can't pass up a deal

Strawberries were on sale for 97 per pound at a local grocery store, so I stocked my fridge and made strawberry jam.

I used the new food mill my hubby gave me for my birthday.  He doesn't like "chunky" jams.  The food mill quickly pureed the fruit into a thick, smooth consistency.

Thanks to my hubby for taking pictures while I worked :)

The jam turned out beautiful -- literally, I think it's my prettiest batch of jam ever.  It's a bright berry red color, and it tastes so bright and fresh. 

I spent part of an already busy weekend making this jam, but I'm glad I took the time, especially since strawberries are back to full price.  In a few weeks, the U-Pick berry patches will be open, and I can make my first batch of fresh Iowa strawberry jam.  Can't wait!


  1. Looks beautiful, my daughter doesn't like it chunky either! I've never made jam. It's on my list! :D

  2. Thanks! You'll have to try it. I've only been canning for a year now, and it's a lot easier than I thought it would be. It just takes some time.

  3. Teresa... thanks for naming Pizza Ranch's Sweet Swine one of your top 10 Iowa obsessions. Jon Moss - Chief Operating Officer - Pizza Ranch Inc.

  4. Wow! Thanks so much! I really love Pizza Ranch. I stop at the Ranch whenever I'm on the road for work.


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