What a waste! Ugh, I felt so guilty. Wasting food is the worst.
I loved the CSA box and we’ve subscribed again this year. In an attempt to avoid wasting food, I’m planning to learn how to preserve it. Last weekend was a baby step toward food preservation. I made (freezer) jam!
A girlfriend and I went to a local organic farm and picked about 12 pounds of strawberries. We were WAY too ambitious when we started. We headed out to the field with 5 buckets – two hours later we’d filled only one and a half and decided to call it a day. I’m pretty sure all of the farm employees were laughing at us.
We headed home and followed the directions on the pectin container to make freezer jam (no sealing the cans yet, we’ll try that later this summer). It was actually much easier than I thought it would be. If I can do it, so can you!
You’ll need (for one double batch):
Ball Instant Pectin (4 tablespoons)
Sugar (1 & 1/3 cups)
Strawberries (3 & 1/3 cups after their smashed)
The easy process:
1. Clean and prep strawberries
2. Smash smash smash! I don’t have a potato masher so we used the bottom of a clean jar and it worked great.
6. Freeze and enjoy!
The jam is delicious and the best part is that there’s only 3 ingredients! I looked at the store-bought jam we have and there’s corn syrup, high-fructose corn syrup, AND sugar. Lord knows the love handles don’t need aaallll that stuff. Our homemade jam with good, old regular sugar will do the trick just fine :)
Can’t wait for our next food preservation adventure. Next time we’ll have to step up our game and try to can something!
Have you ever canned food? How hard is it?
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