Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Let me take you down, cause we're going to...strawberry fields....

Sunday just past, a girlfriend and I jumped in the car at 6am and headed up the coast for some strawberry picking. All in all, its possibly the most expensive strawberry jam ever if you consider the food miles, travelling 100 k's up the coast, and the early season strawberries at $15 a kg...but the experience of making our own jam =priceless.  I put a bit of a chai twist on my jam adding vanilla, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and a cap full of rose water. Admittedly, my jam did not set the way I may have wished. (I didn't use gelatin and only an apple for additional pectin) So I think I will call on mum this coming weekend to help me solidify the recipe. It sure tastes good!

Strawberry fields forever...



  1. Have you tried lemon seeds? That's what my husband uses.... tied in muslin so you can find them again before bottling.

    Sounds like fun regardless of the fact your jam did not set as well as you would have liked.

  2. AH excellent! I was wondering how you went with your strawberry picking. $15 a kilo and you had to pick it yourself, hope that jam was yummy!


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