OMG, I made jam! after I went strawberry picking last weekend.
Cutting them up probably took longer than anything else.
And since I closed a sweet deal at work this week I bought myself a present I’ve been craving for a long time: a cassis Le Creuset 3.5 quart French oven.
Next: supplies! A lid lifter and jar lifter while I was at Broadway Panhandler, Ball jars and a funnel at Walmart (they have a whole canning section!) and Canning for a New Generation by Liana Krissoff.
I really like this book: beautiful pictures, tasty-looking recipes and a soothing (and encouraging!) writing style. So, away we go…boiling the jars…
starting to cook down the berries, adding sugar and watching it all meld together.