04-28-2014, 05:30 AM
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Strawberries were on sale at the market on Saturday. I bought 10 pounds to make jam.

We have the food mill attachment for our stand mixer. This is the rig all set up on the kitchen table. We put a plastic table cloth down as strawberry juice can stain.
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I feed whole raw strawberries into the mill. The bowl on the left collects the stems and solid waste destined for the compost pile. The pot on the right collects the good stuff - the juice and soft fruit pulp.
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Next step is to add about 5 pounds of sugar to the pot. I don't use pectin. Then cook it down on the stove until thick. You have to skim off any foam that forms. We have had that wooden spoon shown in the pot for 30 years. It is extra long and great for use during canning projects like this.
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Once it is thick enough to be called jam ( a guessing game on my part and this batch is a touch thinSmile ) we can it.

This is my wife ladling the jam into sterile 1 pint canning jars.
On the left front are the lids and bands in a pot of hot water to sterilize them. Behind that is the canning pot filled with boiling water. Behind the pot of jam is a kettle of hot water because you always need a little more hot water.
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After she fills the jar I put a lid and band on it and it goes into the canning water bath.

When all was said and done we had 8 pints of yummy jam.
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 04-28-2014, 08:10 AM
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That's great, Phil. There's not much better than that.

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 04-28-2014, 10:59 AM
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Shy Smile accompanied by sound of smacking lips !

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 04-28-2014, 02:09 PM
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Phil, that looks delicious but I'm amazed that you let Mary Lou into "your" kitchen. 24

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 04-28-2014, 07:28 PM
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Here'a red hot tip (yes, it was a real one I saw in Australia's New Idea magazine some years back):

"To make strawberry jam go further, add raspberry jam".


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 04-28-2014, 07:31 PM
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Looks great! I know who to have come help me with my canning this year Biggrin

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 04-28-2014, 08:21 PM
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How lovely and looks sweet! Smile

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 04-30-2014, 04:02 PM
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I could go for some good blueberry jam.

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 05-01-2014, 02:00 AM
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Strawberry jam is my favourite, that looks great and yummy

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 05-05-2014, 10:25 AM
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(04-28-2014, 02:09 PM)freddy Wrote: Phil, that looks delicious but I'm amazed that you let Mary Lou into "your" kitchen. 24

That cracked me up.
The pot and ladle are stainless steel, the food funnel plastic and the jar disposable if need be. Not much she could harm. Plus I was supervising. I figured it was safe to let her helpBiggrin

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 05-05-2014, 10:39 AM
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Beautiful! Thanks for helping me vicariously enjoy fresh fruit jam (pics and all!). :-)

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 01-23-2015, 09:34 AM
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(04-28-2014, 05:30 AM)PhilNH5 Wrote: Strawberries were on sale at the market on Saturday. I bought 10 pounds to make jam...

Hi Phil

I've got the bread and butter ready, send the Jam (pretty) please Hambre

Take care, Mike

ps Extra bonus point for *correct* use of Jam (not Jelly)  Eusa_whistle

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