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This blog belongs to two Gen X-er's smackdab in downtown Kansas City where we've been renovating and decorating two old Victorians built in the 1890's. Our life is filled with 3 demanding Pomeranians (1 of them cranky, of course), honking cars, noisy neighbors and the hustle and bustle of city life but we dream of the day when we can move to our 40-acre farm and hear nothing but the wind and the cows next door. Until then, we're chronicling our triumphs and mishaps here as we try to garden and preserve on 2 city lots, raise chickens, and learn all those things we should have learned from our grandparents. Welcome to our world - we hope you'll stay awhile!

Jam Session

Monday, June 18, 2012

What do you do when you luck into 4 pounds of big, juicy, luscious strawberries and you've already got a freezer full of them?



Make jam, of course!




5 full pint jars and 1 for the frig later and I am one tired puppy.  Tomorrow, I'm off to talk to someone about an exciting job opportunity and then I have the rest of the day off.  I'm hoping to spend that time stopping by an awesome bakery called WheatFields and then working on some really cute labels for the jam we just made.   I'll have pics of those and also the newest addition to the family.

Wish me luck!

14 comments:

  1. thanks for stopping by my blog! Strawberry syrup is next for me...thinking around the end of the week after my new jelly strainer gets here on Wed :-)

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    1. I saw that you were getting one. i've never used one before - is that for getting the seeds and the pulp, I guess?

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  2. Oh...that looks absolutely delicious! I must get out and buy some fresh strawberries to do just this! Our strawberries are delicious, but not abundant enough for anything more than a quick snack ;-)

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    1. Same here. Those are Driscoll strawberries that we're on sale at Hyvee last weekend. such a good price that I couldn't pass them up. Would have been a sin, in fact, I think!

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  3. This looks so good!

    Thanks for linking this up at the Carnival of Home Preserving!

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    1. Welcome, Laura! I ran across your hop on the Canned Quilter's blog and thought I would join in. thanks for hosting the hop!

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    1. I snagged some Country French, Sourdough and an eclair from WF. The eclair didn't make it all the way home, I'm ashamed to say. Wow, was it good! Will definitely be going back there when I'm in Lawrence.

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  5. Those strawberries look so yummy - I can only imagine how good the jam will taste :))
    I have never made jam but I have all the equipment so maybe I should - I have always wanted to.
    Good luck with the job opportunity!!

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  6. OMGosh, they're gorgeous! I'll take a jar, please! LoL! =)

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  7. Great job on the jam -- the strawberries look awesome. Good luck on the job!

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  8. Yum... I love making jam, don't you!? Your series of shots makes me want to go buy berries! Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #36!

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