Monday, November 28, 2011

Home grown Alpine Strawberry and Raspberry Jam

The big Bowerbird went outside to pick our first summer raspberries from the garden yesterday, they are so delicious!.  She also collected a heap of Alpine/Wild strawberries.  After eating quite a few she thought she'd like to make a jam. Our kids love jam.  I told her she could do it in the microwave.Off she went and found this recipe
She also read a couple of others. Her adjusted recipe was as follows

  • 250g mix of alpine strawberries and raspberries
  • 200g sugar
  • 2 slices of lemon
  • Place in glass bowl and cook for around 15 mins, stirring after 5 minute intervals
  • Created 1 jar of jam and took 15mins to cook.

Remove lemon and place jam in sterilised jar

 Perfectly set delicious jam
 Not even much washing up

She's just so independent and clever, how proud am I of this 10 year old who makes jam at the end of a busy day with extended family?


  1. She's amazing! I'm a huge jam fan myself (a smudge with butter in sourdough toast and I'm in heaven!) I can't believe how clever she is at only 10. x

  2. She's such a star! You need to make a label for her jams, seriously! pectin? We still have a cupboard full of pectin stock which I'm keen to put to use, I was thinking raspberry jam could be the ideal candidate for some but maybe not?

  3. No pectin Christine - although you could omit lemon and give it a go, I like the lack of liquid in the recipe. Could be some pectin for the worms before long.

    Yes jam on toast Maxabella, one of life's simple pleasures.

  4. I can see why you are so proud, she is a lucky girl to have a mum who allows her to have a go and encourages her.


In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
Margaret Atwood

“She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbour:
"Winter is dead.”
― A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young