You just cannot beat the taste of homemade strawberry jam. In this case homemade and homegrown strawberry jam.
I have two ways of growing strawberries the early ones are grown in the polytunnel suspended from a shelf. The later ones are outside and have to wait patiently for a bit of warmth from the sun.
When a strawberry flower is poorly pollinated, it can result in a misshapen fruit. Whether it was lazy bees or the crappy weather we have been having this year the outdoor strawberry bed has produced the ugliest of ugly looking strawberries which is a complete contrast to the catwalk specimens that prompted me to start this very blog in the first place.
Anyway, some of the ugly strawberries along with some of the juice from the redcurrant harvest (for pectin to make it set) has made my first little batch of delicious strawberry jam.
Continuing on a homegrown theme, I just had to post a picture of my very colourful stir fry prep, everything here except the ginger is from my garden.
Mange tout, broccoli, carrot, yellow courgette, prizewinning purple beans garlic and spring onions.
Colourful, healthy, nutritious, fresher than fresh, and practically free!
The smug self satisfaction - priceless!!
Think i'll link up with Lakota's Ta dah Tuesday even though its Friday!