Saturday, July 25, 2009


i have two close friends who share an august 1st birthday and i wanted to make them something.  i had heroic plans to make them bags for school (they are both art teachers~interestingly enough) but having all three kids home put a quick end to that project. anywho, i had a bunch of strawberries that needed to be used and i found this great recipe for strawberry jam. it doesn't call for pectin, but the apple is supposed to provide enough to make it set along with the acidity of the alcohol.  mine didn't set perfectly but i don't mind it being a little runny.  better for pancakes.  and i love that it has grand marnier. i cut the sugar by a third and probably could have used even less.  it tastes great and they look like jars of jewels. 


  1. Mmmm, you are too good! Can I pretend I have an August 1st birthday too?

  2. you don't have to! i have a jar for you. stop by today!