Sunday, June 23, 2013

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Strawberry season is here!

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It has been a long while since I last blogged. Baby J is no longer a baby, in fact, he is now a preschooler.   Haha .. time really flies, and another summer and strawberry season is here again!

We went to the Organics Family Farm to pick strawberries today (also with J's first bff and family). It started to pour heavily when we just started to pick, fortunately, K was smart, he brought his golf umbrella with us and we avoided to get ourselves wet while J and I picked the strawberries.

The crops were very nice this season and we were able to fill our 7L basket quickly in the rain.   J (and me too) had a lot of fun despite the rain.  I do not think it is cheap to pick our own strawberries as the 7L of strawberries was $23.50 + $2 for the wooden basket.  However, J enjoyed it both years that we have went so far and it really made the fruits so much more enjoyable that he knows he had picked them himself.  We will definitely go again next year. ^^

As soon as we washed them, J ate many already. However, we still had many left and I decided to make strawberries jam using my bread machine.  I really love my DeLonghi bread machine, it can do so much more than just making fresh and tasty bread.  The recipe I am using for the strawberry jam is one that came with the DeLonghi bread machine recipe book and I modified it a bit (changing apricot with strawberry and used less sugar).  Hope this recipe works for anyone who is not using a bread machine as well.  Enjoy! ^^

Strawberry jam made with the bread machine.

A small portion of our crops.

My lovely bread machine.

Strawberry Jam


  • 9 oz ripen strawberries
  • 6 oz sugar
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz pertin
  • 1/2 oz butter


With my bread machine, it was simple. Place all ingredients into the pan, set the program to use, scrap off the sugar on the side occasionally at the beginning of the cycle. After the program is completed (about 1h25min), pour the jam into the jar.

Yields 1 300ml jar.