Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Time to scrub the kitchen!

Success!  Three batches of strawberry jam!  Last year none of my jam set up so while it was great on pancakes, it was hell on pb & j.  Last week we hit the pick-your-own patches, loaded up nearly 11 pounds of berries and took over the kitchen for two consecutive afternoons.

While I would love to say that I have some secret recipe from Oma, 
or at least some secret tip that makes my jam the food of gods, I can't.

Pretty much I follow the directions that come in the SureJell box.
Somebody at SureJell must have an Oma, too, right?

So the canner was on full blast while the jam simmered and 
splattered its way up my kitchen walls.  
Mom keeps telling me I need a jelly of these days.

And voila! beautiful jars emerge from the steaming sauna...

...making me feel like the Domestic Goddess I dream to be one day!

And now I'm off to scrub another pint of jam off my kitchen walls...


  1. Love it! You have the domestic goddess look down pat! I too am scrubbing my kitchen this week, but not because of jam. It just really needs it!

  2. I love the pics! It's nice to hear someone say they had/have an Oma since I had an Opa and Oma too.

  3. Thank you! It's great to have the fruit cellar restocked again. At least in the jam department!

  4. We all have Great-Grandma's freezer-jam recipe and it still doesn't turn out like her's does! Isn't it great to work hard and feel so tired but so accomplished by the end of day?


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