I must say however, it has already started well!!! (modest I know)
Last week saw me out in the strawberry patch for about two hours picking around five kilo's of the little red beauties :)
|Most of my picked strawberries.|
What on earth does one do with all those strawberries?????
I tried to sit and eat as many as I could while watching Wimbledon..... that got rid of a kilo or so... and I think the accompanying Pimms may have gone to my head somewhat, as I cannot remember much of the matches :)
I gave a few away to family and friends..... another kilo or so...
Another good sized bowl of them went into some of Sarah's Eton mess..... half a kilo ish... and she made a nice strawberry sauce to go with it too... a few hundred grams more!!
Hmmmmm... still a couple of kilo's to go... only one thing for it... where is that jam pan??!!??
1kg strawberries, 500g granulated sugar, 450g jam sugar and 150ml lemon juice... up to set point in the pan..... decant into jars (with quite large brown paper hats) and job done.... 7 jars of finest strawberry jam.
Still have a kilo or so of strawberries left...... right, more jam...
600g strawberries, the last 600g rhubarb from the garden this year, 150ml lemon juice, 1.2kg jam sugar... up to set point again (which I think is 104.5 degrees)..... decant into more sterilised jars and job done... 7 jars of finest strawberry and rhubarb jam. This one is deeeelicious!!!!! :)
The last few strawberries then got eaten up out of the way..... phew.
Just think..... this weekend I probably have another 2 or 3 kilo's to pick again!!! It's a good job I have just been and purchased a bottle of champagne and a lot more sugar for my strawberry and champagne jam!! :)
Anyone for a Devon cream tea??