Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Jam Berries

Strawberries sweet enough and juicy enough to be deemed Jam Berries are here!! The Louisiana strawberry farms were obviously not hurt by Katrina. My strawberry man was on the side of the road yesterday and I purchased a flat of berries just for jam. The berries are dripping juice and oh so sweet. I will make jam later today if we don't eat the entire flat (12 pints) first.

We stopped buying jelly and jam at the grocery stores six years ago because these products should only have two ingredients - sugar and fruit and occasionally lemon(I guess lemon is a fruit too) to prevent browning and grocery store varieties are laden with high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, artificial flavors, and preservatives. You forget what the fruit tastes like when there is so much other stuff in there.

I foresee biscuits for breakfast tomorrow morning.


BridgetJ said...

If I could find berries that look that yummy, I'd be making my own jam, too. YUM!

wisteria said...

I wonder if they would ship in their juicy state. Probably not. Otherwise the strawberries in the grocery stores would taste better.