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Strawberry Freezer Jam w/o the Pectin

We picked a bunch of strawberries at Krugers’ on Thursday and I finally got around to making some jam yesterday. (I also finally got around to picking some of the roses that are growing rampant in our yard. See below.) After misreading the pectin directions and ruining about 5 jars of jam (total bummer!), I found a recipe for pectin free jam. Here’s my version with just a little tweaking. Enjoy!

3 cups smooshed strawberries (that’s 3 cups AFTER smooshing)

5 cups sugar

1 fl oz lemon juice

Hull and smoosh your strawberries. Pour the puree into a large pot. Add sugar and bring the mixture to a boil. Stir pretty much constantly for 10 min. Remove from heat and add the lemon juice. Stir for a few more minutes to thicken. Let the pot cool to room temperature, then store in refrigerator overnight to thicken even more. Put the jam into jam jars (makes 7 jam jars full) and freeze.

Good for 3 weeks in fridge after opening.

Must Make Monday – Anyone Hungry for Dessert?

Doing something a little bit different this week. We’re talking about food! I frequent a few foodie blogs and have actually been trying some of the recipes featured and thought I’d share the ones I’ve tried and enjoyed. Lots of desserts here since I’ve had a few birthdays to make cakes for.


Smitten Kitchen’s Strawberry Rhubarb Pie was my first pie ever. I made it in June after we picked fresh strawberries at Kruger’s Farm on Sauvie Island. I subbed whole wheat pastry flour for white, but other than that I followed it word for word. It was scrumptious!

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Must Make Monday – It’s Summer, Tutes!

We picked a ton of strawberries this weekend during our visit to Kruger’s Farm. I made a Strawberry Rhubarb pie from Smitten Kitchen that is divine. Yum! Next Saturday is the equinox folks. The true beginning of summer. So get out your flip flops, pour yourself some lemonade or better yet some strawberry lemonade slushie, and get ready to relax into some of these great summer tutorials. It’s summer, tutes!

1. Lee Meredith‘s How To Make a Two-Color A-Line Tee Skirt tutorial from Craftstylish.

2. Cal Patch‘s How To Make a One-Pattern-Piece Reversible Sun Hat from Craftsylish.

3. Auborn Studio‘s Felt Strawberry tutorial at Mr. Monkeysuit.

4. Mayaluna’s Summer Dreams Pillow Case Dress tutorial from maya*made.

5.Rachel’s Ruffly Headband tutorial at Heart of Light.

6. Beth’s Two Hour Dress/Tunic tutorial at Lula Louis.

7. LauPre‘s Easy Breezy Wrap Pant tutorial.

8. Ashley’s Getting Ready for Summer Beach Bag tutorial at Film in the Fridge.

9. Autumn’s Perfectly Portable Cushion tutorial at Sew, Mama, Sew!.