Easy Homemade Strawberry Syrup and Jam!

Fruits and Vegetables, Recipes
Last week Julie made a homemade Sweet 'n' Sour Sauce using just a few basic ingredients that most people store already. You can do this with other "mixes" like taco seasoning, homemade rice-a-roni, ranch mix, etc. Today I tried a few different things that reminded me of her post that you can make out of freeze-dried FRUITS. I have a variety of fruits in my storage (canned, frozen, freeze dried). You can choose to store fruits and vegetables (see BabyStep 8) in a variety of ways. Here's what I tried with some freeze dried fruit. While I can some of my own strawberry jam, sometimes we run out, or I have some of the extra powder at the bottom of freeze dried fruit cans. It also works for other fruit…
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How To Make Strawberry Jam

Canning, Fruit and Vegetable Recipes, Fruits and Vegetables
As you may have seen on our Facebook fan page, strawberries have been on sale for crazy low prices lately, resulting in a lot of us making up some delicious strawberry jam. A few of our readers mentioned being nervous to try making it so I decided to post a step by step guide here so you can see how easy it really is. Some people make strawberry freezer jam but my favorite is the regular cooked jam so that is what I'm posting here! How to make strawberry jam! Gather everything you need to get started, including some helpers.Chop off the tops of the berries and any gross parts (2 quarts = 1 batch).   Chop up the berries. Oh how I love my imitation slap chop. Although it…
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