Making a simple strawberry jam is one of the easiest ways to teach the homesteading self sufficiency food storage canning skills. Many homesteaders grow gardens that produce large harvests including strawberries, visit farmers markets or you pick strawberry fields which all result in fresh sweet strawberries to be preserved to enjoy all year long.
4 pints strawberries, washed and stems removed (five cups crushed berries)
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 package 1.75 ounce powdered pectin
7 cups sugar – OR half the amount in honey
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Canning throughout the summer and fall months builds a wide variety of foods that can be eaten throughout the year but especially during the coldness of winter. It brings a cheerful feeling to a person, as they taste, touch and smell the natural fruit of summer.
Simple Homesteading Canning Strawberry Jam
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