Thursday, April 15, 2010

"Strawberry Wine"

So it is strawberry season in South Carolina (just one more reason I love living here) and I went out this morning and picked some of the first available before we move away from the fields. I totally lucked out and got some awesome berries! Addison loves them cut up and that's great...but mommy doesn't know what else to do with them besides shortcake and baby nibbles.

Does anyone out there have some ideas or better yet awesome strawberry recipes they'd like to share? I thought I'd go ahead and ask because last year I made the mistake of picking tons of blueberries and then had nothing to do with them...this year I'm trying to pace myself. :o) Please send strawberry deliciousness this way and I'll be sure to share how it all goes.

Moving in t-minus 16 days...where to? We don't know yet...hopeful to have a place tomorrow.


  1. Hey! I'm so glad I found your blog! Sounds like you are doing pretty well (except for not knowingwhere you are moving to!!) Anyway freezer jam is super easy!! It only takes about a half hour per batch.

    4 Cups Berries
    4 Cups Sugar
    1/2 tsp finely shredded lemon peel
    1 (1 3/4 oz) package regular powdered fruit pectin
    3/4 cup water

    Use potato masher to crush berries until you have 2 cups. Mix berries, sugar and lemon peel. Let stand for 10 min, stirring occasionally. IN small sauce pan combine pectin and water. Boil 1 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add to berry mixture; stir for 3 mintues or until sugar is dissolved and mixture is no longer grainy.

    Ladle into half-pint frezer containers, leaving a 1/2-inch headspace. Seal and label. Let stand at room temp for 24 hours or until set. Store up to 3 weeks in fridge or up to 1 year in freezer.

    Good luck with all your stawberries! They sound delicious!!


  2. Yum! Thank you for sharing. We luck out being close to the water that our seasons come early I guess. I don't miss the snow at all.

    Your little ones are adorable. Hope all is well!!