Strawberry and Lemon Marmalade


Strawberry and Lemon Marmalade






Strawberries are here… May in Arizona 😉
I (and my family) have great memories of making and canning preserves on the farm; mostly strawberry/rhubarb 😀

This month’s notes: May 2015: Spring IS here! Strawberries and blueberries each have a very brief season; don’t miss them: See your state’s crop availability calendar for more specific dates of upcoming crops. And see our guide to local fruit and vegetable festivals , such as strawberry festival s and blueberry festivals . Organic farmsare identified in green! 
Have fun, eat healthier and better tasting, and save money by picking your own locally grown fruit and vegetables, and then using our easy canning and freezing directions
Organic farms are identified in green!  See our guide to local fruit and vegetable festivals! .
Please tell the farms you found them here – and ask them to update their information!!


Strawberry Meyer Lemon Mamalade-
Author: Marisa
by way of SIMPLE BITES 😀

– by Marisa of Food in Jars.
1 pound Meyer lemons
1 pound strawberries
1 pound granulated white sugar

Wash and dry Meyer lemons.
Trim off ends and slice the fruit in half from to top to bottom.
Using a sharp paring knife, cut out the pithy center core of each lemon half and remove seeds. Reserve both the pithy cores and seeds, as these will later be our pectin source.
When all lemons have been trimmed, slice the halves into thin half moons.
Place Meyer lemon slices into a glass or plastic bowl and cover with two cups of water.
Gather up the reserved seeds and pith and place them into the center of a cheesecloth square.
Tie bundle up tightly to prevent seeds from escaping.
Add this bundle to the bowl where the lemon slices are soaking.
Cover and set aside.
While the lemon slices soak, wash strawberries and chop them well.
Place them in a glass or plastic bowl and add the sugar.
Stir to combine and cover.
Let both the lemons and the strawberries sit for at least an hour and up to three hours.
Stir the strawberries once or twice if possible, to help the sugar draw out their liquid.
When you’re ready to cook the marmalade, first set up your canning pot.
Place four half pint jars in a pot fitted with a shallow rack.
The pot must be able to hold them fully submerged with at least an inch of water over top and an inch of space to allow the water to boil.
Place lids in a small saucepan of water and set over low heat.
Pour the lemons, their water, the strawberries and sugar into a large, wide, non-reactive pan that holds at least five quarts.
Bring to a boil and cook over medium-high heat for 30-40 minutes, stirring regularly.
Marmalade is done when it reaches 220° F and passes the plate test.
Funnel finished marmalade into prepared jars.
Wipe rims, apply lids and rings and process in a boiling water canner for 10 minutes.
When time is up, remove jars from canner and let them cool on a folded kitchen towel.
When jars are cool enough to handle, remove rings and check seals.
Any unsealed jars should be refrigerated and used promptly.



More on local ~

Great for everyone!
EVOO & SO much more at QCOM → nuff said
And right across the street at the Farm! Peach orchard and MUCH MORE.
Can’t be beat 😉

It’s the bomb diggity!





Just look at the QCOM Mother’s day menu!

All Moms receive a complimentary chocolate covered strawberry!

Smoked Gouda & Spinach Egg Souffle
Fresh melon, herbed country potatoes, hollandaise 

Gruyere, Herb & Bacon Egg Souffle
Fresh melon, herbed country potatoes, hollandaise

Chicken Caesar Salad-
Crisp romaine lettuce, shaved Parmesan, fresh garlic croutons, house Caesar dressing

Florentine Salad-
Baby spinach, feta cheese, bacon, roasted garlic cloves, port wine grapes, Queen Creek Olive Mill Lemon Vinaigrette

Kalamata Sandwich-
Olive Mill Kalamata salami, Genoa salami, capicola, herb roasted tomatoes, green leaf, provalone, red onion, White Balsamic & Herb Crema, grilled ciabattini

Lucca Sandwich-
Herb roasted turkey breast, Brie, sliced apple, green leaf, Caramelized Red Onion & fig tapenade, brioche bun

Manzi Panini-
Olive brined boneless chicken breast, fontina cheese, garden basil, Sun Dried Tomato & Herb Tapenade, White Balsamic & Herb Crema, rosemary focaccia

Kids Grilled Cheese
Focaccia bread, fontina cheese,chocolate chip cookie

Classic Vanilla Bean Waffles-
100% maple syrup, fresh whipped cream

Vanilla Bean Olive Oil Waffles with Berries and Cream-
100% maple syrup, berry compote, fresh whipped cream

Chocolate covered long stem strawberry for your celebration

Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice, Apple Juice, Fountain Drink, Iced Tea
Prickly Pear Lemonade, Prickly Palmer
Brunch Cocktails
Mill Mimosa
Bloody Caesar

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