Wednesday, May 26, 2010


"I have eaten the first fruit of the season, and I am in love."
~ James Wright


The strawberry jelly that I made last night. The recycled Bonne Manan jars that I used.
I make my strawberry jelly using Certo, the liquid pectin.
I use the quick and easy freezer jelly directions in the box.
I use this recipe because it was the one my mother always used, and because it is quick and simple. Mostly I make it this way because it is what my family requests year after year.


Strawberries can be dressed up and served beautifully like this photo from a page in Victoria Magazine...


...when used as a garnish in serving a refreshing drink.



...or served with other fruits of the season in this attractive way on a page of Country Living Magazine. However and whenever they are served, it brings me happiness. Hoping to have some strawberry shortcake this coming holiday weekend. The roadside stands in my part of the country are brimming full of this sweet, luscious fruit.
We are so blessed!



17 comments:

Happy@Home said...

All of your lovely photos have my mouth watering for some fresh berries. Your jam looks most delicious. I have seen a few other bloggers making jam and now think I need to make some too. I haven't done it for several years.

Rach said...

MMM. Strawberries are my favorite! I love them with a little light whip cream!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Beautiful pic's! We've been enjoying the strawberries as well...but not from the local fields. Those need another week or two of sunshine. I'm waiting.

Stacey said...

Delicious and beautiful.

LisaShaw said...

I love this post Judy. I'm a huge strawberry person. I make smoothies using strawberries, mango and bananas. Thank you for sharing this. I'd love to spread some of your strawberries over a nice piece of hot bread. Hmmmm good.

Hugs and love.

lindsey said...

Oh yum...I can smell them from here!! I love all berries and your pictures are a treat to look at. I love making preserves and will have my pan out soone enough to make some fruit jams. I like to use those jars too. Happy eating!

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Oh..your jelly looks wonderful! Of course, strawberries aren't ready in my neck of the woods till mid/end June!

I'll have to give your version a try. I've never made it that way before.

Enjoy your week my friend.

Queenmothermamaw said...

How delicious. Wonderful things from mom's kitchen are a miracle. I so enjoyed your post about your nephew's graduation. Love those uniforms I know your family is so proud. Thanks for your kind words in your comment. Blessings
QMM

debi said...

Judy.....I want to be you when I grow up :-)
So glad I found you, I have lots to learn.

Blessings,
debi

Miss Debbie said...

Just bought some strawberries yesterday! Love'em!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

My strawberry plants are beginning to grow lots of berries, Judy. If I ahve enough berrries I will try making some jelly!

I am in Colorado visiting my grandson ..he is beginning to talk and it has been a fun week having "conversations" with him!

LDH said...

Aww... strawberry jelly... it looks so delicious and pretty in those sweet jars!

Landis said...

Fresh strawberries and road side stands. Two of the best things about Lancaster County! I hope to learn how to make jelly for the first time this spring! Now that I'm drooling over these photos, off to the kitchen I go for some strawberries and a little vanilla ice cream. ;)

Linda said...

Yes, we are so blessed! I plan to make strawberry shortcake tonight!

Tracy said...

Oh, that makes me want strawberries! They're one of my favorites! I haven't made freezer jam in some time, but think I'll need to do that soon! Strawberry shortcake sounds fantastic for the weekend!

Blessings,
Tracy

Charli and me said...

I always wait in antisipation of the strawberry and blueberry season. Two of my favorite fruits. Stawberry shortcake sounds so good. I love the idea that you make your own jelly. I remember watching my aunt do that many years ago.

Dolly said...

Mmmmm my mouth is watering!
Its almost strawberry time here!
I can't wait to make strawberry jam!

Hugz, Dolly

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails