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!


6 comments:

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

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  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.

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