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.
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.
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
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.
Now onto this months linky with myself, Angeliquefelix.com, Mommy Labs and Colours Dekor – please add any post that you have done yourself, whether a craft, recipe (I would love to see some of these as love food), home makeover, gardening project etc…. basically your me time activity.
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