We purchased two gallons of freshly picked strawberries. They were stacked high and smelled wonderful. The children asked for strawberry slushes and I obliged. I love them and we only get them once a year, so they are definitely a real treat.
We loaded back in the van with our purchases and continued to the grocery store, then home.
The children wanted to swim this afternoon, so I settled in on the deck to shell peas and slice the strawberries.
|I ended up with about two cups of peas.|
|One of the gallons of strawberries.|
I added the sugar (12 cups!), mixed it with the strawberries and then began to bring the mixture to a boil.
|This is after the boiling over incident.|
|Jars washed and ready for the water bath.|
I continued to process the jam. Hoping that I indeed was doing it right. The boiling water bath was simmering.
|Water bath warming up|
|Eight pints of strawberry jam.|
I think we will test the first batch tomorrow and then process the next.