This is my dear friend, Norma:
We've never met in person, but Norma called the shop last October, and we became fast friends. We e-mail each other several times a week, and just share life stuff (and, of course share fabric & quilting news)! Sometimes we even get to chat on the phone.
We share what I'll call a Very Healthy Affinity for Moda fabric (especially Kansas Troubles and Fig Tree), and for Miss Rosie patterns by Carrie Nelson!
Norma's just a Real Sweetie, and I'm so glad we met!
Well, moving on to Miss Norma's Strawberry Jam.
She uses the recipe in the Sure-Jell box (which we'll need to make the jam) so I won't repeat it here.
But, she also has a few helpful tips for us:
1. Follow the directions exactly (I'm in trouble already) and don't try to double this recipe.
2. Crush strawberries (but, not too much--or you'll get mush) in a colander, so the juices will drain.
3. Use a large, deep pot bcause the jam will bubble (a lot)!
4. Cook on high heat, stirring constantly, bringing berries and Sure-Jell to a hard boil.
5. Add all seven cups of sugar at once (and keep stirrin').
6. Bring to a boil that cannot be stirred down, and boil for one full minute.
7. Pour into hot jars, and:
The most delicious Strawberry Jam you've ever tasted!
And don't you love Norma's Fig Tree Table runner -- it just shows off the yummy goodness perfectly!
Thanks so much for sharing with all of us, Norma (I told you guys she was a Sweetie)!