Sunday, May 2, 2010

Locally Produced

See Molly's t-shirt? That was the theme of this weekend!

We went to Whitted Bowers farm in Cedar Grove, north of Hillsborough on Saturday morning and picked lovely organic strawberries. 12 lbs of them!
Then it was strawberry jam time! We used about 4lbs of strawberries and made 12 jars of jam. We couldn't remember the recipe we used last year, so we used a different recipe this year. It is tasty, but has a lot of sugar, so it is very sweet, but also very nice and spreadable.

Mashing the strawberries and mixing in the sugar.

Getting it to temperature and proper consistency.
Filling the jars.

And we made a strawberry rhubarb pie. In fact, it is still cooling as we speak.
I'll let you know how it is!

We also got the veggies planted in the garden today. Look for next post to hear more!


Anonymous said...

Molly is the best produce ever, Love her.

LauraC said...

Thanks for the link, we're going here this weekend!