As a kid my family looked forward to the day of picking wild strawberries. There was always a small two week perioud every early summer to get. We would have our buckets and climb the big hill and find the fields of heaven. Id eat more than hit my bucket.
Mom would pull out the old blue icecream maker and the rock salt snd make fresk custard icecream for those tiny sweet berries. Oregon berries have that flavor and size and small picking season. So I jam as much as I can to savor all winter.
Slow cook All fruit Jam(low sugar) just eyeblling it recipe.
10 cups of fresh berries cleaned and destemed
4 cups sugar
Mash berries with potato masher and slow simmer for 1.3 hours. You can see when you hit a jam consistency stirring frequently. Yields 3-4 jars. Put in warm clean jars and lid.
Water bath seal.
I always have this cooking as I prep for the big pectin batches. Follow Pectin jam recipe in box for jam.
Published by Gritcooking- A Southern Girls Taste
I was raised on a large farm in a small community of Long Shop, Virginia. Just a stones throw from Blacksburg, Va and a short drive to the WV boarder. I grew up appreciating Appalachia cooking with low budgets and home grown veggies. What honestly tastes better than a warm tomato out of the garden sliced fat with salt and pepper? Maybe a bowl of good brown pinto beans and cornbread. Or even better grilled trout fresh caught from the creek!
My childhood was a dream... and what has made my passion for food- sharing good meals with good friends and loved ones.
My food always has a story and always in sizes to share.
I now have begun a new adventure with my love Jason, and we created the Bellman and Concierge LLC and reopened the beautiful Oaks Victorian Inn. A childhood home I knew well growing up and now saving for many to enjoy as a Boutique Bed and Breakfast. Cooking for guests and sharing traditions. Come visit us at
Im a county girl with a lot of love to share and I share in my cooking, stories and big hugs. Girl raised in the South cooking- that's me! GRITCOOKING!
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