Skip to main content

Two Ingredient Strawberry Jam - From The Joy of Cooking

Two ingredients:

1 Quart of Strawberries

4 cups of sugar

Place both in a heavy-duty cooking pot over low heat

Stir frequently while the strawberries 'juice up' and the sugar begins to dissolve.

Increase the heat to medium high and don't disturb for 15 - 17 minutes. The strawberry sauce will begin to boil upwards, so keep an eye on it and turn down the temp slightly to keep it from boiling over.

When the 15 minutes are up, remove the pot from the heat, and let cool.

When the strawberries have cooled they are ready to be transferred into their sterilized jars and stored in the refrigerator.

It's wonderful as jam on toast...or a strawberry topper on ice cream.

Henry wants some!

This was my first experience making jam...
It was so delightfully easy and fun that I can't wait to try it again.

This is why THE JOY OF COOKING remains one of my all-time favorite cookbooks. 
The recipes are simple, straightforward, and provide great results.


Popular posts from this blog

Dinner with Julia

What do Ina Garten and Martha Stewart have in common? Both women describe cooking through Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking when they were young as foundation to learning to cook.
Julia Child is an inspiration to most home cooks of a certain age. I found her so inspiring that at one time, I had all of her cookbooks, including a first edition of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and had read almost every biography written about her, My Life in France, being my favorite. And yet! I confess that until this week, my cooking adventures in Mastering were limited to her omelet recipe, her iconic recipes for onion soup and Beef Bourguignon.
When the Food52 Cookbook Club on Facebook chose Mastering as its cookbook for the month, I jumped at the chance to finally use Julia’s first cookbook for its intended purpose.
I decided to start with something easy, a poached egg. I purchased the best organic eggs I could afford, read the recipe several times, and began. After I’d tur…

Collard Greens with White Beans - A Vegetarian Take on a Classic

Could a vegetarian version of collard greens ever compete with the traditional goodness of collard greens cooked with a smoked ham hock?

I was skeptical until I made this recipe. It is every bit as delicious. Taking the place of the ham hock is the rind of parmesan or other hard cheese. I keep a small plastic bag of cheese rinds in the freezer, they are the perfect flavor enhancer of stocks and soups, and now collard greens.

Similar recipes call for dried beans, but sine I live 10,400 feet above sea level, dried beans are always a challenge unless I'm using a pressure cooker. For this recipe, I opted for canned beans and am just as happy as can be.

This recipe is quick, easy, delicious, and so rich and satisfying a bowlful with a slice of garlicky olive oil toasted bread makes the perfect week night dinner. It is also a satisfying side dish.

Let's get cooking!

1 bunch of collard greens, touch center stems removes, leaves torn into large pieces
1 14 oz can of Nort…

Open to the Spirit - Book Review

Open to the Sprit is like reading a letter from a friend. McKnight writes a very accessible introduction to the Holy Spirit and its role in our spiritual life. McKnight uses several stories from his life and others to share how the Holy Spirit consoles and deepens our daily spiritual walk. A terrific book for those seeking an introduction to a relationship with the Holy Spirit.