I Bought Too Many Strawberries, Now What?
When a pound of strawberries is only a dollar, one tends to buy a lot more than usual. Well, this one bought three pounds. It was great having strawberries on everything, by themselves, and in salads for the first pound but while they were really fresh when purchased, they were loosing that freshness each passing day. Strawberries tend to mold quickly so before that happened I chopped up the pound and a half of them that was left, threw them in a pot with a cup of sugar, a cup of water, six tablespoons of pectin powder, and boiled and mashed them for about 15 minutes on medium high heat. I then put the pot on simmer while I dealt with the jars in which I would be preserving these berries.
The following photos will illustrate the steps to making a small batch (4 eight oz. jars) of preserves that will taste fresh from the garden even a couple of years from now. The stores brands usually add a ton of that high fructose corn poison, and they don’t taste near as delicious. With fresh ripe fruit and regular sugar…a lot less than any store bought brand, you will be able to taste the delicious Summery flavor of the fruit with just the right amount of sweetness.
I hope you will experience this easy to make treat for yourselves. In the dead of Winter is a great time to pull one out of the pantry and taste the bounty of Summer all over again. Enjoy the show!