What a glorious day I have had today! It's been so much fun trying something new (and having success!) There is something so joyful and satisfying about creating. I think we often get so caught up in the busy day to day that we forget our greatest purpose... to create! We let the idea of all these amazing projects overwhelm us. Today I finally did something I have wanted to try for a number of years. I had posted about it on Facebook so I felt a little more committed. :)
Once I got started, I wondered why I had waited so long it was so fun and simple! My girls absolutely loved helping as well!
I took these: Strawberries and White Peaches and turned them into...
THIS... FREEZER JAM. I know for some of you that may seem a simple feat, but for a 1st timer like me, it was pure joy! I may have had a little too much fun, I ended up with 20 jars and wanted to run to the store to grab more because I had a few peaches leftover!
The recipe is simple and as far as I can taste universal for whichever fruit you LOVE.
At our house we absolutely LOVE white peaches, they come around once a year for us and only last a few months. When they are perfectly ripe they taste like candy!
I bought one box from Costco and one large 4lb carton of strawberries. I was determined to make my jam with a lot less sugar and not use white sugar at all. I opted for Sucanat Sugar, it can be found at most higher end grocery stores or health food stores. It is unrefined natural sugar made from evaporated cane juice. I have used it before and it desolves well so I figured I would give it a shot!
Low Sugar Strawberry Freezer Jam
(recipe adapted from about 12 recipes I found online)
Makes five 8 oz jars