Strawberry Jam Season is Here!
The past week and half I have seen a ton of strawberry stands up around town! It is strawberry season here and I am in LOVE!
Not only are they everywhere but they are cheap! The range anywhere from 4 zlotys to 7 zlotys a kilogram ($0.65 to $1.20 a pound). It just depends if you getting them directly from the grower, how fresh they are, if there are other stands around them and they are sold out then other stands start raising prices. So the early bird get the worm when it comes to strawberries here. But do these not look AMAZING?
This family loves our jam especially homemade. When homemade jam is half the price and I know what exactly is in it(a lot less sugar), why not make some?
Now here is the fun part of making jam here in Poland. They have the Polish equivalent of US Sure-gel but they also have this! This is sugar and Sure-gel mixed together. I do not have measure anything, just pour and go! There is 3 different types, the first part is how much fruit and the second number is how much sugar. We like our fruit so I mostly made the 3:1 type since it will be 3 parts fruit and 1 part sugar. I did one batch of strawberry jam with each of them to see which tastes better, so we know what to buy next year.
Here is how easy it to to make your own strawberry jam. By the time we were done making jam yesterday even my 8-year-old was making it herself almost!
Since fruit now here is cheap and the hubby was going to be gone most of the day, we decided to make more than just strawberry jam.
Here is how the rest of our afternoon went……
By the looks of it I think we good to go for jam this year until next strawberry season! If you have never made homemade jam, you really should try it. It is easy, cheap and most importantly a lot healthier for you!
What is your favorite jam to eat? Mine, mixed berry!
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