Quick Jam – Strawberry StyleMay 28, 2010 at 12:00 am | Posted in Dessert | 12 Comments
So, somehow you might have guessed that I like strawberries. I know…somehow… Well right now is prime strawberry season in Baltimore and that makes me a very happy girl. I was reading this post by Cheri and got very excited that I could make a pure confection with my juicy babies from the farmer’s market. So this past Sunday I bought three quarts for $12 (the best deal there!) from the farm that sits right next to Uptown Baker’s! And this is what I got:
not a bad result, eh?? I wonder if tastespotting will accept this picture… let’s wait and see!!
oh and while writing this post, Ned turned on Ratatouille on the Disney channel and so I started fake crying with an overwhelmed emotion thing going on and said – “I’m writing about strawberries and watching a movie about Paris (whimper whimper) – I’m going to spontaneously combust!” Okay so maybe I’m trying to be tooo funny by writing my weird exclamations, so just quick go and look at some pretty strawberry pictures to rid your brain of my written insanity…
Here were my strawberry tops. It’s amazing that even strawberry tops can be beautiful.
There’s two cups of strawberries, I cut up enough to fill up four of those!
And into the food processor they went, to get nice and macerated.
Then I boiled them for 10 minutes on the stove with some vanilla laden sugar (1 cup for 8 cups of strawberries) and 4 tbsp of lemon juice (should have used the real stuff, but the bottled crap was all I got.) This is the concoction cooling, waiting to go into my Bonne Maman cups. Oh how I love those containers.
swirly goodness. Probably not the best jam I ever had, but very tart and fresh!