Thursday, June 9, 2011
After me + strawberry jam making = failure, I decided to give it a go once more. I found THE PERFECT strawberry jam recipe, or as the creator calls it, "Hot Damn This Is Good Jam". It is also sans pectin. It took me longer than 30 minutes of cooking time, but thankfully while I had to leave the house, my mom took over and jammed for me. This jam is thick and yummy. In my previous disaster of a batch, the chunks of berries all floated to the top and the jelly sat at the bottom. It's like fruit on the bottom yogurt, only different and reverse. Okay, bad comparison, but you get the picture. I followed the recipe exactly and got wonderful results. Thank you, Christina at intimateweddings.com!
I didn't use all the berries for jam. That would be a whole lot of strawberry jam...more than I'd need. So, I sought after some recipes. We got some rhubarb from our local csa. Perfect! Strawberry rhubarb...something...
I found an easy and super yummy recipe for strawberry rhubarb crisp over at Food & Wine. Holy cannoli it was so good. My husband, who is not a sweets person, at more than one serving. And took some to work. And took more the day after.
Mama's Minutia. Easy peasy...
2 cups hulled strawberries
1 cup simple syrup
2 tbs freshly squeezed lemon juice
6 tbs freshly squeezed lime juice
Combine the ingredients in a blender. Add ice. We used 2 ice trays of ice.
My directions vary from Jennifer's. I'm a throw-it-all-in kinda girl. It usually backfires, but this time it was delicious.
By the way, I think I'm making up for missing strawberry season last year. I might just go back again and pick more.
Posted by my3ninjas at 11:39 PM