Wednesday, July 7, 2010

We're Jammin

I took summer and converted it into something that can be enjoyed all year round.
You might wonder what the acronyms on each jar mean. It only makes sense for me to elaborate upon them. The first is strawberry lime vanilla jam and yes it is those fresh strawberries I picked along with lime zest and the glorious insides of the real vanilla bean. Next up is strawberry white peach jam which came from being inspired while grabbing the ingredients for the previously mentioned jam. These are ridiculously easy to make with the help of instant clear-jel. That just means zero cooking, less sugar and the freshest flavors. Easy ratio:
1 cup fruit
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp instant clear-jel
Mash up the fruit til you get the consistency you like in jam. I like seeing chunks of the actual fruit so mine is a touch burly. Then combine the sugar and instant clear-jel. Whisk the sugar mixture into the fruit until combined and let sit for 10 minutes. Then pour into jars, freeze and proceed to enjoy! More summer treats upcoming!

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