It is strawberry season in Illinois!  A delightful berry farm is just a couple miles from my house. Johnston's_BerriesHere is my favorite recipe for strawberry freezer jam.  I was on my 3rd batch before I thought to take pictures … so ignore the mess!


I used to “crush” the strawberries with a potato masher.  Now, I just run ’em through the blender.  Works fine!



Sure-Jell cooking:


The fruits of my labor.  🙂  The jam sets up at room temperature for 24 hours, then I pop them in the freezer.





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This blog documents our farm life in central Illinois with photographs, experiences, and a dash of cooking. Pour a cup of coffee and enjoy sharing part of our lives!
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11 Responses to Strawberries!

  1. MErrilynM cElderry says:

    Love your blog here and thank youf or this beautiful , yummy simple way to make jam. Simple is good! Love all your posts and really appreciate the Illinois farms. I am formerly forom Lombard, the Lilac town,grew up there in Flowerfield and miss the tractors and farms and growing things. I am now in NE MN…and we are just now getting our spring..leaves are just unfurling, our trees are going to bloom, but no lilacs or other flowers as yet. The lake is sparkling though and that is lovely. Thanks again for your beautiful work here. and pictures—..Merri at Willow House

  2. babywren says:

    I have made this recipe before. Taking the jars out of the freezer in the winter was great, still tasted like strawberries fresh off the vine!

  3. So much fun! I think I’ll have to try this ~ thank you for the recipe! 🙂

  4. Beth Ann says:

    I need to make some of this. It has been ages since I have!!!! YUM!

  5. bridget says:

    Love Strawberries! They are the taste of Summer to me.

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