Seems that all I've been up to doing the past few weeks are Flashbacks!! Lucky for me I have plenty of material. I am so thankful I got a monster external hard drive earlier this year. I can't emphasize enough the need to back up your precious pictures. I did lose a month of stuff in my hard drive crash, but most can be recreated from other sources so I'm back in business!
Stawberries are beginning to ripen here and I pulled my first a couple of nights ago. A little sugar and whipped cream and I was set (and in strawberry heaven).
I am waging war against slugs though who seem to love my strawberries as much as I do!
My flashback is to June of 2006 when I made some yummy jam. It has the freshest taste even in the middle of winter when the strawberries are a dim memory.
Strawberry Freezer Jam
This is the recipe from the Sure Jell box
1 cup water
Rinse clean plastic containers and lids with boiling water. Dry thoroughly.Crush strawberries thoroughly, one layer at a time. Measure exactly 4 cups crushed strawberries into large bowl. Mix sugar and pectin in large saucepan. Stir in water. Bring to boil on medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat. Add strawberries; stir 1 minute or until well blended. Fill all containers immediately to within 1/2 inch of tops. Wipe off top edges of containers; immediately cover with lids. Let stand at room temperature 24 hours. Jam is now ready to use. Store in refrigerator up to 3 weeks or freeze extra containers up to 1 year. Thaw in refrigerator before using.
Hardy geranium 'Summer Skies"
And Mt. Rainier was getting ready for summer.
If you have a Flashback of any kind that you'd like to share please put your link below and check out there other flashback's while you're at it!
I'd like to put a plug in my for friend Debbie's Kick Off to Summer BBQ Event.
Visit her blog Mountain Breaths to learn more.
Also this will be my entry for Foodie Friday, the weekly event put on by Design's by Gollum.
Go check out all of the great posts.