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[–] ChapterJuni [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I really enjoy canning and this year I wanted to make some low sugar strawberry jam and maybe some strawberry balsamic vinaigrette. I love odd and interesting canning recipes though. My favorites last year were ginger peach jam, cranberry conserve, apple chutney, and earl grey jelly. I'm looking for something special for strawberries, beyond jam and pie filling.

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[–] Nadeshda 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

This sounds really yummy and wonderful! I am looking forward to learning canning and preserving in my next season of life :) At the moment I am decluttering and making room for new adventures :)

Is strawberry compote different to jam? Can strawberry sauces be made for ice cream and somehow preserved? Just thinking outside the box here, lol :) I saw Strawberries can be frozen somehow but I just can’t remember the details, is this something you do?

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[–] ChapterJuni [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

If I were to freeze strawberries I would do so in a single layer on a cookie sheet and then bag them up, preferably in a vacuum sealer.

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[–] Roe_beans 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

We went and picked 20 pounds on Sunday. I made 23 pints of jam. My 8 year old cousin came and helped yesterday for a bit too. I like having the jam around the house, but canned stuff is also a great host/hostess gift to give!

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[–] ChapterJuni [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I love using my canned stuff for gifts. I won't be picking my own this year, I'm 38 weeks pregnant and I'll pay the farm extra for the flats. Maybe I can pick my own blueberries next month.

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[–] Nadeshda 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Wow 38 weeks, nearly nearly, all the best mam!

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[–] Empress 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Congratulations! So happy for you! <3

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[–] Le_Squish 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Unfortunately, strawberry season already passed on my island. My strawberry game is very weak.

Mind sharing your ginger peach jam recipe though?

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[–] ChapterJuni [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

It is from the book "Put 'em Up!" by Sherri Brooks Vinton. I don't own it, I check it out from my library. I'll post the recipe next time I get it.

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[–] Le_Squish 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yah!

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[–] KatHarzso 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

My strawberries haven't flowered yet or produced. Neither has my daffodils...

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[–] middle_path 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Have they received much water? Also, how old are they?

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[–] KatHarzso 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I assume this is their first year. I leep them well watered. I do live at a decently high elevation, though.

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[–] Nadeshda 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Don’t give up, any soil adjustments you can do? I have never grown strawberries, maybe @middle_ path may know. What Zone if I may ask?

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[–] KatHarzso 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

8b, no one elses daffodils have blossomed yet so maybe is just the type of seasons we have. The plants are beautiful, lush. They had a couple of berries from the nursery that didn't survive transplanting so I am just hoping shit is just taking it's sweet time.

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[–] Nadeshda 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

^ pinging didn’t work the first time around, let me try again @middle_path

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[–] blackdovespeaks 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I freeze them and put them in smoothies

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[–] Sarcastatron_9000 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I don't know how to can. I make freezer jam instead and it's delicious! It also uses far less sugar than traditional jam, which is preferable as my husband eats most of the jam I make and he doesn't like to eat sugar.

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[–] kpop-killer 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I have a question for you ladies; how do you not eat them all/bake them all into something?

I can never can them because my family eat them too fast

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[–] ChapterJuni [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I have a small family (so far), I buy or pick a lot, a flat or two depending on what we want them for. I would love to hear some of your baking recipes for strawberries!

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[–] kpop-killer 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

ahh honestly my recipes consist of chucking things together and hoping for the best haha

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[–] YoHomie 3 points -3 points (+0|-3) ago 

As long as you girls are throwing on a camisole and matching fuck-me pumps in the bedroom, I couldn't care less what the fuck you do with the strawberries.