Monday, March 28, 2011

Strawberries- Preserved in Red

first we take the strawberries and we wash them, we wash them...

then we take the lids and we sanitize them, we sanitize them...

then we take the jars and we boil them, we boil them...

mmm...clean strawberries

then we trim...

and cut...

and take "mirror" pictures in the bowl...

boiling those jars...sanitation, sanitation

add cut strawberries with some sugar and some lemon peel

simmer till tender then blend with hand blender to desired consistency

put in jars + in pot, covered with water

boil for 5-10 mins to seal- for sanitation

turn them upside down

then right-side up

then more pictures..

and we have strawberries preserved! i only added a little bit of sugar because 
i didn't want them to be overly sweet- its how i like my strawberry preserves.
 a good base ratio is 2:1 by weight of strawberries to sugar.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Monday, January 3, 2011

green and red

this year we had the best christmas- wonderful time with family...on the beach. i highly recommend it.

the only thing that would have made st. augustine better would have been to have my sami there...another vacation soon :)