Strawberry mint jam

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August 20, 2013 by Emily Pergament

For a few weeks now, I have wanted to make my own jam. I really don’t know where this idea came from, but it’s been in the back on my mind for a while now. I saw an intimidating recipe in the NYT, so I thought maybe making jam is too difficult for me, until I saw this recipe on my friend’s new blog.

Instead of apricots, basil leaves and lemon, as that recipe says, I used strawberries, mint and lime. My hands smelled like a mojito – which is always a good thing – after I was done picking mint leaves and squeezing the lime, and I wish I could describe the smell of it cooking. Goodness gracious it was amazing.

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Also, as soon as I knew what flavor I’d make, I knew I wanted to eat this with goat cheese. Which is kind of weird because I do not like jelly and cream cheese, so go figure why I have an irresistible urge to eat jam and goat cheese.

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The mint is not detectable on the first bite but leaves a nice refreshing aftertaste. I am such a fan of this jam and so proud of myself for finally making some.

-Emily

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One thought on “Strawberry mint jam

  1. Cecilia says:

    I’d love to try this jam! I have mint leaves from my mint plant, but no idea what to do with it. Glad to see your post! So how many limes do I use? I clicked the links above, but didn’t find the blog.

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