Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Jam on bread and jam on toast!

This represents the strawberry jelly we made yesterday... it was really good!
Whee! It was really easy and we got to have jam for dessert, jam on bread and jam on toast, jam is the thing I love the most, J - A - M spells JAM! (Thank you, Frances).
We didn't have any pectin, but we did have lots of strawberries we needed to use, and quick! Maybe you do, too!

Microwave Jam

2 C crushed strawberries (approximately 3 1/3 C fresh)
1 1/4 C sugar
1 1/2 T lemon juice
1/2 t Earth Balance, softened

Place berries in a microwave safe bowl and mix in rest of ingredients. If the strawberries have not released their juices (naughty!) then crush them some more and wait up to 30m.

Cook on high, uncovered, until mixture begins to boil (approximately 7m, depending on your microwave). Stir.

Cook in 2m increments 3 more times, stirring after each 2m until you have cooked the mixture 13m total.

Put a spoonful into a small dish and place into the freezer to cool, then check for consistency- if you want it thicker, bring to boiling again, boil 2m and test again.

Makes 2 C.

Only 12 more wedges on my scarf to go!! We'll see if it stretches out into a reasonable length for a scarf once I wash it!!!! Eeeee!!!!

Started reading a book I started waaaay back and put down as 'too frivolous', but now frivolity is the order of the day, 'I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone' by Stephanie Kuehnert. I don't know if it's out yet, it was on the advance reader bookshelf at my local bookstore. So far, so fun. Okay, I just checked, it's out right now. She even has a playlist for the book at her website.

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