We grow our own food in a suburban village in the North East of England. Follow us as we keep up the battle to be self-sufficient.
Friday, 27 August 2010
How to make strawberry and gooseberry jam
Plenty of strawberries on the allotment this year so we decided one way to use them up was to make strawberry jam. Strawberries however are very low in pectin so to get the jam to set, you need to add fruit that is high in pectin. That normally means adding lemon. This time however we opted for gooseberries. These are high in pectin and are a great complement to strawberries. See the video to see how I got on.