Rainy Day Strawberry Jam = Quick Recipe

Fresh Strawberries for jam CKatt July 11-14

Fresh Strawberries for jam CKatt July 11-14

Strawberry Magic Days – It’s strawberry time in the Northland. Here is a recipe for Quick Strawberry Jam.

At the Farmers’ Market, there was a young Hmong family selling beautiful strawberries last weekend. There were quarts of them for $5.00. Not “home grown” strawberries, in the usual sense, they were imported from across the border, from Wisconsin. But these strawberries were small, uniform, old-fashioned strawberries. This may be the only time of year when these babies can be found. Yes, strawberries can be found in supermarkets, but the large woody strawberries that are sold in such places, with white insides, do not a real strawberry make. (IMHO)

Contemplating what to do with them, I decided against another cake or strawberry rhubarb deep-dish pie. (Oh my!) A friend suggested eating them with yogurt, which I generally like to do, but using a whole quart, well, you can see the problem.

When I turned to the Internet for ideas, I found Martha Stewart, goddess of all things domestic, had a simple recipe for strawberry jam. Here’s a link to the Quick Strawberry Jam Recipe. http://www.marthastewart.com/335256/quick-strawberry-jam?czone=food%2Fspring-produce&gallery=275333&slide=335256&center=1009726 Retrieved July 11, 2014. Check it out. Thank you, Martha!

Ingredients

1 quart of hulled* strawberries

½ cup of sugar

The Kitchen Supervisor CKatt July 11, 2014

The Kitchen Supervisor CKatt July 11, 2014

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Makes 1½ cups of Strawberry Jam

The Method

Martha Stewart’s instructions use a food processor – coarse chop strawberries. Don’t own one of these.

Me, well, these were perfect, small sized strawberries. I hulled them. Then added ½ cup of sugar and the 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Transferred to large skillet and cooked on a medium high heat for 10 plus minutes until the juice bubbled and thickened. Poured into a glass jar and left to cool. Note: Midway through the cooking process, use a fork to gently mash the softened berries into a more jam-my consistency. I left some whole.

Strawberry Jam - Hot Off the Stove, CKatt July 11-2014

Strawberry Jam – Hot Off the Stove, CKatt July 11-2014

Martha recommends serving it on toast with cottage cheese. Sounds good to me.  It is good!

WASA Brod with Cottage Cheese and Homemade Strawberry Jam. CKatt July 11, 2014

WASA Brod with Cottage Cheese and Homemade Strawberry Jam. CKatt July 11, 2014

Today’s homemade strawberry jam recipe is for Fiesta Friday over at the Novice Gardner’s blog. Join the party! Click on the Fiesta Friday Badge and read all the fabulous recipes.

This recipe was so easy to make…even I did it without a disaster.

Strawberry Jam  - Look at those berries. CKatt July 11, 2014

Strawberry Jam – Look at those berries. CKatt July 11, 2014

If you are wondering why I bothered to put a definition to the word hulled, I have run into this word in recipes and just found it such an odd word.  Ships and boats have hulls, right? (Oh, forgive me. I am a language geek.)

Remember, most of my knowledge about cooking is limited to books and friends’ instructions?  Of course, add the kind people who contribute inspired recipes online.

* http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Hulled Retrieved July 11, 2014,

hull  (hl)

  1. The dry outer covering of a fruit, seed, or nut; a husk.
  2. The enlarged calyx of a fruit, such as a strawberry, that is usually green and easily detached.

tr.v. hulled, hull·ing, hulls

To remove the hulls of (fruit or seeds).

Middle English hulle, husk, from Old English hulu; see kel-1 in Indo-European roots.]

 

About kunstkitchen

Visual artist and writer hunting words, languages, visions, and insight in my kitchen - connecting Art (Kunst) and culture and slow food cooking. Credits: Do not own a microwave oven and never have. Do not own a food processor. Chopped veggies in a Zen monastery for a weekend. (Seriously) Classically trained artist. Paint and draw with traditional materials. Live in the Northland where it's six months of winter. Appreciate the little things in life. Sharing food and art experiences and the lessons that my talented and generous friends have given me.
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16 Responses to Rainy Day Strawberry Jam = Quick Recipe

  1. thanks for this easy strawberry jam recipe! The suggestion of having it on toast with cottage cheese also sounds yummy! Thanks for bringing this to fiesta Friday! Hope you are having fun at the party! 🙂

  2. I can use a shorter method to make strawberry jam – interesting, the jam with cottage cheese 🙂

  3. Hilda says:

    Beautiful strawberries make beautiful jam. And now is the time I should be doing it before they all disappear. Thanks also for the language clarification – never really thought about that word before, but I’ll feel smarter using it now. Thanks for joining us at Fiesta Friday with this seasonal treat.

  4. Hi there – I am one of the Fiesta Friday co-hosts this week – welcome! Your gorgeous, tiny strawberry, jam certainly jazzes up cottage cheese – I can practically taste it. I am also a bit of a word nerd and love when there is a bit of back history to a word. Thank you for bringing this to the party – Happy Fiesta Friday!

  5. Pingback: Fiesta Friday #24 | The Novice Gardener

  6. looks heavenly…..

  7. Lisa says:

    looks delicious! Perfect for topping vanilla ice cream on a hot summer day! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Liz says:

    That glass of yours is made out of good material coz it didn’t’ even break despite pouring the hot jam into it. I love this instant jam idea and with cottage cheese yum I might even try it with cream cheese. Love the look of that bread!

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