It started on Friday afternoon. Mrs. F.G. headed for Thornbury to pick up the flat of strawberries we had ordered from our favourite local farm market, Goldsmiths. She gathered together all the things needed for making jam, so we'd be ready to start Saturday morning.
Jam season is always a favourite for me. This year since she's also making home-made yoghurt, I use a spoonful of jam to provide flavour. It's divine!
And this year I got to help, coring the berries and accumulating a big bowlful ready for the jam - Berries on the right, bowl for the cores lower right and finished berries on the left. It's nice when I can actually contribute!
And this is the result of my work, after about an hour. Mrs, F.G. came along and finished the rest in about 10 minutes! But it's the final results that count and yesterday I was able to have strawberry flavouring for my yoghurt, like I said, divine!
That's a tiny bouquet of Coreopsis behind the berries. Mrs. F.G. keeps a few flowers on the island all summer long.
And just in case you don't believe me, here I am, working away.
Home made is always the tastiest, and with your yoghurt, delicious. What a great way to have them packed, in a larger cardboard box, not covered with plastic, and looking luscious!!!~ Yes, I see you working, and what is that saying, many hands make light work?? So true.ReplyDelete
How wonderful! Although I am not much of a strawberry fan, that jam and yoghurt sound delicious! :-)ReplyDelete
Well done! There is something about strawberries! SPRING!ReplyDelete
I'm impressed by all the work you do together. I'm betting that the jam tasted wonderful.ReplyDelete
Around here we love all things strawberry. This weekend it was cheesecake with strawberry topping. Also made jam ( enough to share with grown kids).ReplyDelete
Love strawberries. I'm sure that jam was fantastic. Sure wish I had some!ReplyDelete
Happened in our house this weekend too. The strawberries are amazing this year aren't they?ReplyDelete
Great when you can work together! Yummy!ReplyDelete
Eat one, core one. Eat one, core one.ReplyDelete
I'm beginning to think that I might be buying some strawberries today; they look so good.ReplyDelete
We noticed that the strawberries seem extra tasty this year. Strawberry shortcake seems to be the biggy at our house. I don't know if I have ever had 'home made' strawberry jam but I do know I like strawberry jam and peanut butter sandwiches. I thought that was a great picture of you helping with the strawberry jam project.ReplyDelete
Many hands make light work. Enjoy the fruits of your labours!ReplyDelete
Terrific. Our homegrown strawberries were a bust this year. Not sure what was eating them...something very small and all our efforts to trap it or keep it away failed!ReplyDelete
It's strawberry season where I live too. I like to freeze the berries to use in smoothies all year round. I also make a batch of jam. I'm sure Mrs. FG's jam was delicious!ReplyDelete
I wonder how many went into your mouth throughout that process? 🤣 I would say you deserve a few at least. Yum, homemade jam and yogourt, sounds wonderful to me! You're both more ambitious than I am. Great job!ReplyDelete
It's like that here too. Sue is about 3x faster at things like peeling potatoes or whatever.ReplyDelete
Hmmmm, and how many strawberries did you eat before they even got in the bowl? They look awfully good. Our daughter and granddaughter picked a bit more than 80 pounds at a local pick-your-own berry farm, some are headed back to Virginia with our granddaughter. Soon we'll go to pick blueberries.ReplyDelete