22 April 2013

Strawberry Preserves

I got a flat of strawberries grown locally yesterday. I have so many ideas for them, cake, cookies, ice cream, lemonade... 

But the first thing I had to do, after eating as many as I could hold, was make preserves.  I have wanted to make peach preserves for as long as I can remember, and this is a close second.  

I found a basic recipe for preserves on a Southern Food site, and canning directions at Pioneer Woman.

Then I jumped in to hulling and slicing. I have a huller from my adopted aunt and a slicer from my sister than made a 3 hour job last about 30 minutes. And the results are strawberry syrup, so far.  I am hoping that they will thicken, but if not there’s always next time. 

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