Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Around the house . . .

I went to a local orchard on Saturday and picked 2 gallons of strawberries.  I made ten 4 oz. jars of no-sugar strawberry jam for Larry. I actually eat it also. We all know we don't need all of the sugars we eat. I used low sugar/no sugar pectin and Stevia.

Yesterday evening, I dehydrated three trays of sliced strawberries. I didn't want to do very many until I tasted them to see if we would like them. I also made 5 half pints and 3 4oz. jars of sugar sweetened strawberry jam with the rest of the strawberries. 

I think I will go back to the orchard and pick some more before they are gone. I want to can some strawberry pie filling but I need to order some clear jel to make it. Just got that ordered.  Then I would like to make some fruit leather (fruit roll-ups) also.

I did not make it to the sewing room at all. I finally got finished with the dishes and cleaning the kitchen at 9 o'clock and decided it was time to sit down. I turned on the Cardinal's ballgame and took it easy.

Happy snipping, stitching, and quilting.


  1. That all sounds so wonderful! I can almost smell the strawberries from here. The strawberries in our neck of the woods are 3 to 4 weeks away from being ready

    1. Ours will be going away in a week or two. Strawberries are one of my favorite fruits.

  2. It was a great game, from what I heard. We are in the Eastern time zone so we weren't able to stay up to follow along (on our iPads ... No TV or radio broadcasts of the game here in South Carolina! My dad found some local strawberries (in Illinois) and reported that they were good. I hope there are some left to be picked when we get back home.

  3. where do you pick Strawberries at there used to be a place outside of Russellville years ago but they closed a very long time ago

  4. I'd love to know your recipe for sugar free jam! blessings, marlene



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