You know how you can make soup and you use up what you had.. Well, today the strawberry jam ended up the same way but my o my did it turn out to be yummy.
Dear Hubby has the last bit of the hot fresh made jam over his favorite treat icecream, I laughed and said it was just one of the rewards for all his hard garden work! The local u-picks are selling fresh locally grown strawberries at 4 dollars a pound, they are no longer selling by the basket or bucket but by weight at the end of your picking. They are selling 3 liter pre-picked strawberries at 12 to 14 a basket at the local farmer stands.
- 1 and half pounds of strawberries cleaned, cored and sliced
- 2 kiwi, skinned and sliced
- 2 banana’s peeled and sliced
- 8 cups sugar
- 1/8th cup of lemon juice
- 1 box of pectin
Process your fruit, heat in a deep steel bottom pot, allowing to come up to a simmer, then mash them together, add sugar and bring up to a simmer, simmer together for five min, then add lemon juice and follow directions on the pectin box per its use.
Into 8 0z or pint jars and into the water bath process for 15 min.
So, does a litre of berries weigh in around one pound then? There’s another dumb conversion from imperial to metric, hey? (Straw)Berries were always measured by the quart and selling them by the pound makes SO much more sense than by the litre – which is a liquid measurement! How/ why did they decide fruit should be measured in litres?
I have no answers for you deb. I don’t know why they do that, and many still do.. but it made sense to me when the local u pick said by the pound, each to weight them out
Yes, I still remember being startled the first time being told they were going to weigh my baskets, lol. (And that was a REALLY long time ago now; ). You’ve been lucky to still be able to fill a flat and pay by the quart for all this time: )