Welcome back to Made with Love – were we take time for ourselves to do things that we love to do. Co-hosting with Angeliquefelix.com, Mommy Labs and Colours Dekor this is a high light of my month – it really makes me think about spending some time doing something that I want to do not with the kids. Being a SAHM I find that a lot of the time I am child centred and sometimes forget to have time out for myself doing things that I love doing whether they are for the kids, someone else or for myself.

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This month I’ve started to make preserves – Strawberry Jam/Jelly to be precise. Now a while back (ahem… 3 years ago) I decided that this was something that I wanted to do and for Christmas when asked what I would like I said stuff to make Jam/jelly and chutneys with – we have a large garden and the thoughts were that I could save some money making my own of stuff that we grow at home.

strawberry jelly recipe

Well….. 3 years and a bit later and I finally got around to it. My first attempt this month was Strawberry Jam/Jelly.

Recipe for Homemade Strawberry Preserve (Jelly/Jam) – this makes 3 jars of the size in the picture

1kg strawberries quartered/chopped
200ml Water
800g Sugar
3tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice (about two good sized lemons).

How to make Homemade Strawberry Preserve (Jelly/Jam)

Put all ingredients in a saucepan on the hob – stir until all the sugar dissolves, then boil uncovered stirring every so often for 20 – 30 mins. To check that it sets take a tea spoon out of the pan and put on a cold tea plate – if after a minute you are able to push it and it wrinkles then it’s ready to go if not continue boiling for a further 5 minutes and repeat until it’s set.

Once it’s ready pour when hot into sterilized jar (to sterilize heat in an oven at around 140 degrees C for 20 mins) and then place a wax disc on the top and put the lid on.

Featured from last months Made with Love

My first feature is this crochet summer scarf from Elizabeth Andree – About Crochet I am in awe of anyone that can crochet and this is beautiful.

The second is this Waldorf Mermaid Doll from Taming the Goblin – one of the things that I want to create for J and T is a Waldorf Doll and this example is unique.

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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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