Strawberry jam is often one of the first jam recipes that people make because it's so easy. Strawberry jams, jellies and preserves are also the most popular fruit spreads by far in the U.S. In this post, I'll share five strawberry jam recipes – classic strawberry jam with pectin, low sugar strawberry jam, strawberry banana jam, strawberry jam without purchased pectin, and honey sweetened strawberry jam. Plus – two more recipes on the site – strawberry-rhubarb jam and rhuberry spread. We also answer some common jam canning questions.
How to Store Strawberries for Fresh Eating or Year Round Use
Perfectly ripe strawberries are yummy, but strawberries also top the “Dirty Dozen” list for highest amounts of pesticide residue. We're lucky enough to have an organic strawberry farm nearby that uses no pesticides, so when strawberry season comes around, we stock up! In this post, I'll share how to store strawberries 12 different ways, plus how to keep strawberries fresh. We cover freezing, dehydrating, homemade fruit leather, strawberry kombucha, freeze drying, strawberry jam (regular and low sugar), and strawberry wine and mead.
This fun red, white and blue cake is decorated with fresh berries and whipped cream, and filled with rich custard. It’s great for the Fourth of July or Memorial Day gatherings, and uses no artificial colors. This “from scratch” recipe works well with gluten free flour. [Read more…]
Last night after supper, I overheard my youngest saying to one of his online friends, “My mom makes the best shortcake ever!” Since this recipe got such rave reviews from the family, I figured I'd share it here, too.
By my husband's request (since it was Father's Day), I whipped up some strawberry-raspberry shortcake with lightly sweetened whipped cream. The old-fashioned, not-too-sweet flavor of this tender, moist cake pairs well with the tart-sweet strawberry-raspberry blend and rich whipped cream. It's an easy to make dessert that's fancy enough for special occasions, but easy enough for an any time treat. The recipe doubles well and also make great cupcakes. [Read more…]
Gluten free strawberry shortcake is an easy twist on an old standby for strawberry season. I like the combination of berries, delicate almond flavor and whipped cream. Delicious!