Thursday, 24 June 2010


Well I finally did something today that I have been meaning to try for years. I made some jam. Cheryl put a recipe on her blog a few days ago which sounded very easy, so I thought I'd give it a go.

I got the jars ready.

Put the strawberries and sugar in the pan.

Added some lemon juice.

Stirred it all together, boiled it, sterilized the jars and then,

put the jam in the jars. The smell was amazing while it was cooking, I just hope it tastes all right.

There is only one small problem and that is that the strawberries have risen to the top of the pots even though I let it stand for 15 minutes as Cheryl recommends, it obviously needed a bit longer.

I'll let you know what the verdict of the family is.

Now I just need an easy bread recipe so that I can have a go at making the bread to go with it.

Sue xx


  1. Congrats on your jam making. It certainly looks the part.I wouldn't worry about the berries floating to the top. I think its only competitive jam makers that lose sleep over it. What's next on your jam list?

  2. It's the taste that counts isn't it? I love the ad on television where the young man makes a pie and it's all higgledy piggledy with juices overflowing, and the message is that you made it yourself so who cares what it looks like? Yours looks good... here's to the taste test.

  3. Oh I must remember this post as I want to make some jam this year. I tried last year, but it was a runny failure!

  4. Tis most definitely strawberry jamming time!

    Have a fabulous weekend,

    Nina xx

  5. An easy bread recipe ...... buy a packet of bread mix that you only have to add water to and knead - these days some of them are very good!!

  6. Your jam looks so yummy!
    And it does look like a easy peasy recipe too...
    Just like the ones I like!


  7. oh yummy! jam and bread are next on my list to learn! fliss xxx

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