Canning with Samantha Lamb: Pectin Free Strawberry Jam

Today we are super excited to share a canning recipe from the lovely Samantha Lamb. We first met Sam at a local craft show where we shared neighboring booth space. She’s a true farm girl after our own heart with chickens, cows, and garden all her own. She lives in a little farm house near her family in OK and loves baking pies for the locals!

Hello my Darlin dears, wonderful meadow creatures that live in the orchard & you darling Gnomes that are wonderful at picking Strawberries,

Miss Lamb your canning & fanciful farmer here,

Today, I am honored to be the guest blogger here at Green Couch Design & I am happier than a peach to share with you my favorite canning recipe for Strawberry Jam, that uses no pectin

What You’ll Need: :)

Pectin Free Strawberry Jam

2 1/2 pounds of Fresh Strawberries (diced up & de stemed)

4 cups of White Sugar

1/3 cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice

2 plates you can put in the freezer

STEP 1: In a wide bowl, crush strawberries in batches until you have 4 cups of mashed berry.

STEP 2: In a heavy bottomed saucepan, mix together the strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice. Stir over low heat until the sugar is dissolved.

STEP 3: Increase heat to high, and bring the mixture to a full rolling boil. Boil, stirring often, until the mixture reaches 220 degrees F (105 degrees C).

STEP 4: To make sure your Jam is ready for lovely Jars, take a cold plate out of your freezer & place a teaspoon of your strawberries on it’s surface. Put it back in the freezer for about a minute. If you can run your finger through it, and it does not try to come back together, it is ready to can:)

STEP 5: Transfer to hot sterile jars, leaving 1/4 to 1/2 inch headspace, and seal. Process in a water bath. If the jam is going to be eaten right away, don’t bother with processing, and just refrigerate.

Let me & the folks here on the blog know what you think. :) Enjoy!!

Tomatoes, Jars & Future Red Sauce,
Miss Samantha Joelle Honey Lamb

If you think Samantha’s food photos look delicious you should definitely checkout her other photography work that is simply breathtaking! Follow her and all her farm adventures at Early Bird Acres by visiting her blog. She’s always up to something whether it’s her next creative endeavor, baking, and/or taking care of her animals.

Thanks for sharing Samantha! We can’t wait to see what other canning recipes you plan on sharing with us throughout the summer (that’s right there is STILL more to come)!

Stay tuned!

From the Farm

* See how Samantha finds balance in her creative career and busy farm life in our Creatives Near You interview!

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