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Thursday Recipe: Sun Strawberry Jam

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Thursday Recipe: Sun Strawberry Jam

Keep the fresh, sweet taste of summer in the 'fridge for a fall tea time with Beccijo's recipe for Sun Strawberry Jam!

When strawberries go on sale, it's time to make sun jam, a delightful taste of summer made with solar energy to enjoy any time of year. A very GREEN thing to do. Although it requires patience to prepare sun jam, it captures the fresh flavor of the strawberries. This is a great recipe to do with kids.

Things You’ll Need:
1 1/2 pounds ripe fruit
1 cup sugar
2 tsp lemon juice
Stainless steel saucepan
cheese cloth
Sterile glass jar (with lid)

How To:
Wash the fruit.
Cut it into thin slices.
Mix all of the ingredients together in a stainless steel saucepan.
Cover and let it sit at room temperature for one hour.
Place the pan on the stove and bring to a boil.
Boil for five minutes without stirring.
Remove the pan from the heat and allow it to cool for 30 minutes.
Pour the cooled fruit mixture into a glass jar.
Cover with chesse cloth and tie with string to allow the moisture to evaporate.
Set the jar outside in full sunshine or in a very sunny window for three to eight hours.
The jam is ready when it has thickened.
Last seal it tightly. Store the jam in the fridge.

While your Sun Jam is basking on the windowsill, why not help the fairies prepare some of their own with a Fairy Kitchen Play Box? If baking isn't your thing, Beccijo also hand paints wooden dinosaurs, school rooms, remote pirate strongholds and even space themed play sets. There is something to engage every imagination in The Enchanted Cupboard.



Blogger Julie said...

I've never tried sun jam before. Thanks for sharing this!

August 26, 2010 at 7:58 AM  
Blogger JayLeigh said...

How neat! I really hope to try this out and make some sun jam.

August 26, 2010 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger woolies said...

Sun jam sounds like so much fun, I think I'm going to have to do it!!

August 26, 2010 at 2:01 PM  
Blogger SewnNatural said...

great recipe! so many more farms are growing organic berries - so wonderful for our children, for us and for the earth.

August 27, 2010 at 8:52 PM  
Blogger Earth Mama said...

I love the idea of sun baking some jam! Sounds easy and simple!


August 27, 2010 at 9:04 PM  
Blogger EvesLittleEarthlings said...

With all the fruit around here, I should give this a try!

August 28, 2010 at 10:50 AM  

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