Thursday, May 27, 2010

Strawberry Freezer Jam and a new gig: contributor at Foodwhirl!

I went to the Green Barn Farmer’s Market, this past weekend on a mission. I needed to find something inspiring for a guest article on Foodwhirl.

I have been visiting the site for sometime. It is a great resource for interesting recipes as well as for cooking tutorials and shopping and entertaining advice. They have featured some of my recipes in their "Spotlight" section so last week I decided to approach Nancy, the editor, and offer my services as a guest contributor. Happily, she said yes.

So I headed off to the market with the intention of finding something that would serve as the muse for my first article. Once there, I had a nice surprise: I found fresh local strawberries. I wanted something suitable for a summer themed recipe, so I was on the hunt for asparagus or rhubarb or some interesting salad greens. I never expected to find strawberries, but there they were, about three weeks ahead of schedule.

They smelled and looked wonderful, so I knew I had found my muse. I took them home and made a batch of Strawberry Freezer Jam. What could be more summery than that? Bright red, full of strawberry flavour, perfect on toast, with scones or as a sauce for vanilla ice cream, strawberry jam is the best of summer in a jar. You can find the full article and recipe here.

Later, I took the biscuits from my last post and some of my new jam and I made Strawberry Shortcake! What could be easier or better than fresh strawberry slices, strawberry jam and whipped cream. Delish!

Next post:  Asparagus and Gruyere Tart


  1. Honestly Allison, you are amazing! Just whip up a batch of homemade strawberry freezer jam. You make it look so easy! I LOVE strawberry jam and your pictures are making me hungry! Congratulations on the foodwhirl contributor gig! That's fantastic! I'm so proud of you Sis!

  2. Great thoughts you got there, believe I may possibly try just some of it throughout my daily life



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