Strawberry Freezer Jam
Today I made Strawberry Freezer Jam. It’s delicious and SO easy. Definitely a fanatic way to enjoy your summer berries all year long. I didn’t initially plan for this to be a post, but I had to share it!
- 5 cups of crushed fresh Strawberries
- 5 cups of Sugar
- 1 tablespoon of Lemon Juice
- 1 cup of Water
- 4 packets of Knox Gelatin Powder
- Mix crushed Strawberries with Sugar and Lemon Juice, and let stand for 10 minutes.
- Bring your cup of water to a boil and mix in the Gelatin.
- Stir in the hot Gelatin water into the Strawberries and Sugar. Allow to stand for 3 minutes.
- Pour jam into containers, seal, and place in the freezer.
- Jam will stay in the freezer for up to a year, and is good in the fridge for up to a month.
- Other than toast, this would be excellent on Pancakes, Ice Cream, and in Milkshakes.
- Recipe makes approximately nine cups of jam.
Homemade Iced Tea
Of course, it makes total sense that as soon as I cave and talk about the terrible weather outside, the sun starts showing itself again. It’s by no means hot outside yet, but it is getting warm. I like it. I like sitting outside in the afternoon with a book and feeling all the freckles on my skin start to show up across my nose and sipping on a glass of iced tea.
- Two teabags of your choice.
- A tablespoon of lemon Juice
- 1/4 cup of sugar (more or less depending on your taste.)
- 750 ml - 1 litre boiling water.
- Bring water to a boil and pour into a pitcher over your two teabags.
- Add lemon juice and sugar and let steep for 3-5 minutes.
- Stir and remove teabags.
- Pour over an ice filled glass and enjoy!
- I used one Tazo Passion teabag, and one Twinnings Strawberry Mango teabag.
- A green tea teabag and a fruity herbal one would compliment each other nicely.
- If you opt to use a black tea like Orange Peakoe your steeping time will be much less than an herbal tea, as they are considerably stronger in flavour.
Sometimes I make really lovely things in my kitchen, and I photograph it all the way through. I want to start chronicling these cooking adventures, having a place to keep them, and sharing them with all sorts of lovely people out there.