Not only will I give you a yummy jam recipe, but also a friendly reminder to support your small local businesses!! They need us now more than ever during these pressing times. These beautifully vibrant sweet strawberries are from Samascott’s Orchards in Kinderhook, NY. Such a fun (and social-distance friendly) outdoor activity to do with your family and friends.
Who doesn’t love having fresh strawberries laying around? I use them for cocktails/mocktails, pies, galettes, topping for my yogurt! I also blitz them up the food processor with some honey and lemon juice and them put them in popsicle molds! So good!! Or just eat ‘em straight out of the bowl. The possibilities are endless, but for now, give this jam recipe a try! It’s a lazy girls jam recipe, or lazy manly jam recipe, whichever floats your boat. Essentially, no pectin required!
-2 cups freshly picked, washed, de-stemmed strawberries
– Lemon Juice (to taste, but I add about 1-2 tbsp.)
– Approx. 4 tablespoons honey (again, to taste!)
-Pinch of salt
-1 tsp corn starch mixed with a little cold water (slurry)
-For the corn starch slurry: mix corn starch in a bowl with enough cold water to help it dissolve
-In a medium sauce pan add all ingredients and cook for 45 minutes over medium heat.
– Stir throughout cooking process and use fork to mash up big chunks of strawberries
– You can can these… Do you even understand that sentence? Haha. In other words, if you want to proceed with the canning process, go for it! I made mine freezer style jam! So I just put it in mason jars and store in fridge or freezer until ready to use.
Enjoy, friends! 🍓 Happy pickin, happy eating, happy bellies!
From my happy & healthy belly to yours!