It’s strawberry season and when I hear this, I think of homemade jam and the recipes that go back generations. First things first though; go to your local farm and start picking. I suggest you try the odd strawberry along the way to see if they taste fresh (wink, wink). Round up the family, head up to the cottage, divide jobs and conquer. It’s a reason to get together, have some fun, learn the craft and leave at the end of the weekend with a couple of jars of sweet goodness.
I’m not going to give away our top-secret recipe, so make your own – or Google one. It’s worth it. There are many online recipes and how-tos on preserving.
My wife’s family cans their strawberries, so they are preserved and will last a long time. The cans are topped up with wax and sealed shut when dipped in boiling water. If any of the seals break, you’ll have to start eating. Just remember to keep the open jar in the fridge.