Summer just wouldn't be summer without some fresh picked Strawberries!
On a beautiful day in June I packed up the boys and my mom, and we headed out for an adventure into the strawberry patch!
This was my mom's first experience picking strawberries - I was glad she could join us on her first adventure strawberry picking!! I love my mom...she wore her gloves to protect her sweet little hands.
Big D couldn't decide which strawberry to eat first? Most of the strawberries went straight into both boy's mouths!
On this adventure Lil D was Nana's big helper. He carried the basket for her wherever she went.
My favorite picture!
The sky was so blue and there was not a cloud anywhere to be seen.
Strawberry Jam Time!!
Once we arrived home laden with strawberries, it was time to make Jam!!!
Of course I had never made jam before, so I had to buy some canning supplies and read up on the technique of canning.
I already had a recipe picked out, I just had to keep telling myself... you can do this!!!
And I did!
Here is my final product! I made six cans of jam!
Since we have been eating REAL FOOD or whole foods lately, I wanted to make some jam with no refined sugars or pectin. I found a simple recipe for Strawberry Honey Jam that turned out really yummy! The boys did not help out with this project, because I wanted to really concentrate on what I had to do, and I didn't want to mess up the whole canning process.
Fun books about Jam that we read!!!
Big D loves this story a lot! It's a fun, quirky story about wasps invading a town, and the townspeople make a GIANT jam sandwich to catch all the wasps.
Lil D really likes the rhyming and pictures in this book!
If you like canning goodies, and are pretty good at it, I would love to get any tips or great recipes. I'm pondering the possibility of canning tomatoes from my garden this summer??
Enjoying my Summer with the Family! Hope you are too!!!!