|The boys were a huge help and |
did most of the picking this year.
We had a great crop of strawberries again this year, but the very early spring made harvesting difficult. Because they peaked over Memorial Day, while we were camping, I really missed out on the best of them. Thankfully I am surrounded by farms with an abundance to sell. This morning we plan to pick up about 10 quarts to replenish our jam supply.
When I first started making jam a few years ago I just couldn’t get over how much sugar I was adding to the recipe. 7 cups of sugar just seems insane for only one batch. So I switched to Pomona’s Universal Pectin. The recipes have no sugar and low sugar options. No I don’t feel like I’m putting my family at risk for diabetes every time we have a Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwich.
Here are some other yummy treats we’ve enjoyed this spring…
|Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp|
|Strawberry Chiffon Pie|
|Homemade Popsicles |