Proof we made home cooked jam! From the plant to the jar - we did it!!
Ann and I plucked the tops off the berries - isn't this berry plucker amazing! Its Maggie's moms' strawberry plucking tool. I want one now.Maggie washed all the jars and got the pots ready for boiling and jamming
UPDATE: okay, so it seems we may have made syrup rather than jam. Don't tell Tim but we forgot to use his thermometer to check the temp of the boiling berries... whoops... and evidently we coulda boiled em' longer (the book said 15 minutes, so that what we did! And it didn't even dawn on me till later to check the temp with the thermometer). Ah well, we have made tastey pancake syrup!! Now I want to go and make pancakes :)
Okay - Update #2 :) I just tried some on yogurt and it was SCRUMPTIOUS! Totally liquidy, but divine none the less. Next time we'll use the digital gadget and make it more jammy!