Jam on it!

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Strawberry jam is a staple in our house–a quick and easy addition to school sandwhiches…and a yummy snack on toast. Now that strawberries are coming into season, Eden and I spent our Saturday afternoon making jam.

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With some careful monitoring Eden used the ‘sharp knife’ to prepare the strawberries. She’s a precise little helper…and had no problems avoiding slicing her fingers off. I’m a firm believer that if you teach kids how to use knives properly (and under supervision) they should be allowed to use them.

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With fingers intact, Eden couldn’t wait to thrust her whole hand into the tasting bowl, licking it clean after the syrupy jam was batched into pots.

We now have 9 jars of the good stuff – perfect for P&J sandwiches next week!

 

Note: I used River Cottage‘s Strawbery Jam recipe. It’s simple and quick.

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