{Friday’s Kitchen}

I don’t like to sit twiddling my thumbs (or with my hands in my lap). I don’t know if you understand what that means but the thing is that I like to be always in movement, doing things, making things, baking some goodies or “creating” new stuff. While I’m doing something, my mind think to the things I want to do next… Sounds crazy? Maybe, but that’s how it is…

After spending (successfully, for me!) an entire day trying to improve my abilities with the sewing machine (I’ve made my pillows!!), this morning I’ve made Strawberry Jam!

There is a difference between marmalde and jam. Usually Marmalade is made from Citrus fruits, Jam from sweet fruits.

My mom use to make jam with seasonal fruits and I learned how to make homemade jams.

It’s very easy and it could be a nice present for your friends. You can make your own label, packing the jam with some goodies and voilà you have a very nice present!

Making and canning your own jam is quite easy. You just need 1 kg of fresh strawberries, 1 kg of sugar, a large saucepan and jars (I’ve used 30cl jars because they are nicer if it’s a gift but you can choose whatever size you want).

Wash the strawberries in plain cold water and remove the hulls. In a heavy bottomed saucepan, mix together the strawberries, sugar.
Stir over low heat until the sugar is dissolved. Increase heat to high, and bring the mixture to a full rolling boil. Boil, stirring often, until the mixture is not more liquid but reach the right consinstency.

Transfer to hot sterile jars, leaving a bit of space from the top, and seal.

You can store the jams for a year so you will have fresh strawberries whenever you want!

*Photos by me*

Have a nice sweet weekend and don’t forget to enter my giveaway

  • I love jam. I made strawberry rhubarb last week and have been loving each and every last bit of it. Making jam was easy, fun and so relaxing. Love the photos!! XO

  • Strawberry jam! That's super amazing, i should so add that to things i need to do this summer! Amazing post, happy weekend!

  • ZAIRA said:

    Sei un portento ragazza!! Anch'io non vedo l'ora di avere la mia cucina nuova così sperimenterò alcune cose...Buon weekend!!!

  • paola said:

    Ecco pronta l'idea che mi mancava! Grazie per la ricetta, ti farò sapere se i risultati saranno accettabili, spero proprio di sì, dato che la marmellata di fragole è fra le mie preferite!
    Buon weekend!

  • Ciao Gaia, che belle queste foto, come al solito anche questa volta hai fatto centro! Il vasetto di marmellata piccino è proprio quello che cerco per le mie bomboniere! :)



  • Ohhhhhhh!!!
    Che belle fotooooo!!!
    Bravissima!! che belli questi barattolini<3
    Hugs :)

    Daniela "DREAM SHABBY CHIC" Milano

  • Zane said:

    those pictures look so delicious :) remind me of last summer when i was making jams at my granma's ;) can't wait for the new season!

  • I love this! I have never thought about making my own jam, even though I love homemade anything. This may be my next project!

  • Oh, Gaia, you are so creative. The jam looks delicious!

  • Mara said:

    Ciao Gaia!!! anche a casa mia solo marmellate home made!!!!! però è mio marito che si cimenta...io assaggio!!! ;)


  • Well done, it looks so yummy! I love fresh jam!

  • Susan said:

    you always make such beautiful photos! love strawberries...
    have a fabulous week, darling.

  • Of course you make your own Jam! I have always wanted to be the kind of girl her makes her own preserves. You're amazing!