(photo edited using Kim's just a touch texture, soft light, 20% opacity)
The local Oregon strawberries from the fields around Mt. Hood are ripe!
That means it's officially jam making time!
Nothing could be easier to make than strawberry freezer jam!
Wash the berries, remove the stems, smash the berries, add the sugar and stir,
add the pectin and lemon juice and stir, "et voilà" you have jam!
(Follow the exact directions on your preferred brand of pectin. I use Certo liquid pectin packets.)
Our Oregon berries are much smaller than the large California berries,
but much more flavorful and sweet in my opinion.
Visions of strawberry shortcake, strawberry pie, Roasted Strawberry Buttermilk Cake,
I'm trying to be satisfied with healthy smoothies with a few strawberries thrown in
or greek yogurt topped with homemade granola and sliced strawberries.
I'll be buying more strawberries and making more jam before the season is over.
Of course, then comes raspberry, blueberry and blackberry season!
( mug by Cath Kidston- a mother's day present from the hubs)