Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Freezer Jam!

No, not a concert featuring cryogenically frozen rock stars.

It's jam you make and store in your freezer, that's all.  I've been doing freezer jam for several months now - it's quick and easy, and costs less than boughten jam.  A quick Google* will give you dozens of recipes, but they all come down to about the same proportions.  Today, I used this one to make Strawberry jam, which gets consumed at an alarming rate at my house.

I started with some organic strawberries**, some sugar and some pectin.

Cut up the strawberries and mash them in a bowl***, then mix them in with the sugar:

Bring the water and pectin to a boil and add that to the strawberries and sugar:

Then you just put it in jars:

Let it sit for 24 hours, then stick 'em in the freezer.  Bing bang boom, you got some jam.  

* - Yes, I know we're not supposed to use "Google" as a verb, but I will anyway.  Deal with it, Google.
** - "Organic" as in, grown according to organic farming principles, because all food is organic.  I took chemistry, me.
*** - IT HAS BEEN 8 DAYS since there was an injury requiring medical treatment in my kitchen.  Shut uuuppppp!


  1. Will he make it to 10 Days Without Injury? Stay tuned....

  2. Still no new injuries. And seeing as I just got the bill for my last stitches (^#@*%$!*~~!! NEW YEAR DEDUCTIBLE), I can't afford to get injured again for several months.