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strawberry jam and triple berry jam

VERY picture heavy post

a few weeks ago my mom and i made strawberry jam. i finally got around to posting the pictures.

fresh strawberries picked by me at bauer berry farm
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what was left
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mash the berries
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bring to a boil
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scoop off the foam
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foam is funny stuff when it cools, it gets stiff
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fill up the jars
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try not to drool
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strawberry jam recipe
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2011 strawberry jam
8 cups strawberries
4 cups sugar
5 tablespoons pectin
Mash berries in pot with pectin.
When liquid, add sugar.
Bring to a boil for 1-2 minutes, then turn off heat.
Scoop off foam, fill jars.
Process 10 minutes in canner.
Made two batches, the second was closer to 7 cups berries with 3 cups sugar. Total of 13 and 1/ 2 jars

necessary canning equipment
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load up the canner
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the tall skinny jam jars dont stay upright in the canner when the water is boiling, so my mom solved that by wrapping the jar in a dishrag.
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done! commence nomming!
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last weekend my mom and i made triple berry jam.

we went to the farmers market, despite the rain
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and bought blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries
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we ran them thru the sauce strainer thing i got for making tomato sauce. it made really quick work of the berries.
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the pictures are so dark because it was terribly dark outside from the rain. i didnt take that into consideration while snapping all the photos.

the seeds getting strained out
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i like the color change. from left to right in the pan its blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries.
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end result of all the seeds
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boiling
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ladling into jars
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try not to drool
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prepare for nomming!
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2011 triple berry jam
1 pt blackberries, 4 pts blueberries, 3 pts regular red raspberries, 2 pts purple raspberries, 1 pt black raspberries.
Ran thru strainer and got 10 cups of juice.
Nearly 2 boxes of pectin (perhaps half to one tablespoon short).
8 cups sugar.
Stir pectin into fruit juice in stockpot.
Bring to a full rolling boil on high heat, stirring constantly.
Stir in sugar quickly, return to a boil and boil for one minute, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat, skim foam, ladle into jars.
Process in canner 10 minutes for jam, 4 minutes for jelly.
Made 12 half pint jars and 2 pint jars.
Took 24 hours of cooling before setting up properly.

and, a 13 second video of how awesome the strainer thing is to use


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