Monday, July 18, 2011

strawberry freezer JAM

I love the new title I chose for this blog a few months ago, but though there has been an awful lot about Jamie, I haven't written much at all about bread or jam.

Until now! (on the jam part, at least)
A couple days ago, we were at the grocery store looking at jam. Strawberry is far and away my favorite kind. Not that I eat a whole lot of jam, actually, but we've been having a lot of whole wheat pancakes lately and I don't like to eat them with syrup because it's too sugary and either fake or super expensive.

Digression: I didn't used to like whole wheat pancakes very much, which is weird because they are about the only thing I prefer white instead of wheat. But I can't bring myself to serve Jamie food with white flour, so I've been making them anyway, and I found a recipe I actually really like! I'll share it one of these days.

Anyway. I was having a hard time deciding what kind to get because it appeared that every kind either had high fructose corn syrup or was really expensive--not good options. So I chose neither one! Instead I got some strawberries and low sugar fruit pectin and made homemade strawberry freezer jam last night. I just used the recipe that came in the Sure-Jell box. It took less than an hour start to finish, and when I put some on my toast today, I thought I'd died and gone to heaven. It was THAT GOOD. And now I'm super motivated to try some other homemade jams and jellies. I don't think I can ever eat store-bought jam again!


  1. Well I never eat jam or pancakes at all, but I wouldn't mind trying some of your homemade variety.

  2. (by Annie's mom)

    Good for you - it seems that you frequently come up with positive things such as that (i.e., things like making whole wheat pancakes for Jamie and homemade jam), which are often a result of you trying to do things in the best way for Jamie! (which are often probably also the best way for you and Thomas). Keep up the good work!

  3. strawberry freezer jam fields forever

  4. Oh, I'd love to try your jam. I've never made it, but love it. You should try whole wheat blender pancakes/waffles. They are in the cook book you gave us a few years ago and we love them. The recipe is also on line.

  5. Where can you get low-sugar pectin?

  6. I was able to find it at a local grocery store. They didn't have at Walmart, though. The Sure-Jell kind comes in a pink box.