Sunday, June 7, 2009

I Am The Jelly Queen! I Can Do Anything!

There were about ten titles I thought of for this post including, "S-U-C-C-E-S-S, That's the Way You Spell Yummy", "Jammin' On the One", "Peanut Butter Never Had It So Good", "I'm Jellin' Like Magellan" (oh how I hated those commercials) and last but not least, "Gotta Get This Done Before Toot Wakes Up, Gotta Get This Done Before Toot Wakes Up". But I think the play on The Doors will do nicely, yes?

In case I've totally confused you...I made my strawberry jam! Woo hoo!

First local grown strawberries fresh picked:

Then give them a little bath:

Next, pulverize them:

Add just a dash of sugar:

Here's a view of the operations:

Now boil those jars:

Ah, ain't they beautiful?!

And now for my taste:

Voila! Strawberry jam!

Now for anyone that has ever wanted to try canning, I say go for it! It's not hard, there are just quite a few steps in terms of boiling canning. But there's also freezer canning and this recipe could not be easier! A few years ago I started with salsa which turned out pretty good. Jellies and Jams are pretty easy to start with too and trust me, there is NOTHING like jelly/jam made with fresh strawberries and a crap load of sugar!

I will be bouncing off the walls this fine Sunday...

EDIT: I was just thinking...I shouldn't keep this goodness all to myself...


How about a giveaway? Anyone want their very own jar of my strawberry jam??? Just leave a comment here and I will draw a name sometime this week! Happy Sunday everyone!


  1. Me! Me! I would LCVE some! I've made jam several times in the past...particularly fond of the freezer version. But I'm the only one here to eat it so it's not really worth the time. BTW, jam on favorite way to eat it! YUM!!!

  2. Are U kidding me????!!!!?????? I would loveeeeeeeeeeeeee to be in your drawing....I was gonna say (before I read about the give-away).....I'll be over in a few hours for breakfast...cuz jam is JUST the YUMMIEST!!!!! Those photos of yours have me drooling!!! YUM! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. Yummy! Throw my name in the giveaway bag. And, pull me out as the winner... ;)

  4. Oh yum.This is great! Stopping by from SITS!

  5. How wonderful yummy.....and I would love to possess some of the Jelly Queens Jams. Alot better than lizards..hehehee.

  6. Hi
    I love strawberry jam .
    Wow awesome photos.
    Yummy jam on waffles.
    Thank you for sharing your victory.
    You make it sound so easy .
    Have a wonderful week.
    By the way I totally loved all the word play .I had a great visit thanks for sharing today.
    Happy Trails

  7. Are you kidding, of course!!!
    Damn girl, is there anything you CAN'T do???????

  8. oooh me me me!! i wuld LOVE some of you jam! it looks totally yummy and jam is my favourite spread!!!! well done on the jam xx

  9. Wow...looks great Maggi. How come you boil them though? I've never made jam so the process would be all new to me. :)

  10. Wow Maggi, looks SOO yummy and I am sure it is! I bet you were just bouncing off the walls ALL day long!

  11. "A dash of sugar"!!!! You totally crack me up.
    The strawberry jam looks FABULOUS.
    A giveaway is a great idea!

  12. oh oh!! I was just thinking "I wish I could have me some of that jammy goodness"!! LOL

    It looks DELISCIOUS!!!

  13. Sweet Goodness that looks amazing!! Sign me up for those giveaways! I'm drooling staring at those waffles!! Saw you on SITS....SO happy I dropped by!!

  14. OH ME mouth is watering just looking at the post!!! I have always wanted to try this and you have given me inspiration!!!! YUMMO!!!!!

  15. MMMMmmmmm... it looks so good but please don't include me in the drawing, unfortunately my taste buds have been ruined by my medications and I wouldn't be able to enjoy it properly. Glad it turned out well for you!

  16. yuuummm... donuts... errr I mean Jam/jelly... lol

  17. K, seriously, you're crafty AND you make homemade jam. You REALLY can do anything...woot woot.

  18. Maggi I loved how you took the pics of the process of doing the Jam. Those Strawberries look so good. And your jelly looks awesome. I would love to win a jar of Strawberry Jelly.