07 May 2008

seeing red



Strawberry season is in full swing here. The deep red color throughout the freshly picked fruit as well as the intense flavor puts the strawberries one can purchase in the grocery store to shame. I have been busy freezing whole strawberries for summer ice cream and smoothies. So far I have also made 36 half-pint jars of strawberry jam, both with Splenda and with sugar. Why so many? I tend to share the jam with friends and family. I love the smell of the fruit when it is simmering on the stove, the red stain on my wooden spoon, and hearing the snap-pop of the lids when they seal as the jam cools in the jars.

7 comments:

sophanne said...

I could almost smell that through the internets... yum. Was it sticky? heh heh..

Diane said...

You make THE BEST strawberry jam. Best.

Bubblesknits said...

That looks divine. I agree with the first comment...I can almost smell it!

cher said...

Yuuummmmmmm!

Janice said...

ohhhhhhh Home made jam... ummmmm mmmmmmmmmm good. And how wise to make some with splenda!! Where do I sign up for your share with a friend list?

Antevasin said...

Ummm, what does one need to do to get on your strawberry jam giveaway list? Those look absolutely divine! You rock girlfriend!!!

Antevasin said...

OMG, I almost forgot to mention your new header. I LOVE it!!!! How you must be loving that new camera...what fun!!!