As time goes on I feel like I am becoming more and more like my grandmother. I have been collecting lots of lovely glass jars for bottling, jams and storage. My pantry is beginning to look like hers with sauces, relishes and jams brimming from the shelves.
We are on a very tight budget these days but I still want to ensure that our family eats good quality food without all of the preservatives and chemicals in commercial products. My heart has always wanted that but working long hours in the past I was very time poor. So these past weeks I have made an extra effort to squirrel away seasonal fruits for the winter.
Yesterday I made some lovely Strawberry Jam. I was lucky enough to pick up some local "Jam Strawberries" for a great price. They were perfect but just a little small - Full of flavour and sweetness. This was the first time I had made Jam in the Thermomix and I have to say that I am very pleased with it. I needed to add an apple and some lemon juice to the strawberries as I always have trouble getting it to thicken due to the lack of pectin. It turned out great !
And today I made some labels using a FREE online label maker - It is super easy to use and there are lots of labels to choose from. It is HERE if you would like to make your own.
Next up is Tomato Chutney and a Pantry Clean Up using my recent jar collection. I'll be back to show you my progress.
Hugs - Fee xx