Monday, July 21, 2008

What would summer be like without Strawberries? You just know it is summer when strawberries are in abundance! I received a sweet jar of "Farm Fresh Strawberry Jam" from my dear friend Bev at Bee Haven Acres! The jar looks so pretty in my pantry!
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Do you preserve your own Strawberries or have a memory of Mother or Grandmother canning Strawberries
on a hot summer day?
REFRIGERATOR STRAWBERRY JAM

2 c. (1 pt.) strawberries washed and hulled
1 1/2 c. sugar
4 tsp. powdered fruit pectin

Slice strawberries into 2-quart bowl. Mash well. Stir in sugar and pectin thoroughly. Microwave 4 minutes on high, or until mixture comes to a full rolling boil.
Reduce setting. Microwave 5 or 6 minutes until mixture is slightly thickened. It will thicken more as it cools. Store tightly covered in a glass jar in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Yummy on vanilla ice cream! XO

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