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Special Strawberry Preserves Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Wilmot Bird
Added: Wednesday, April 15, 2009

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 boxes medium size strawberries
4 cups sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice

Directions:
Directions:
Remove stems from berries, keeping them whole. Place in large kettle. Cover with sugar. Let stand overnight. Next day boil berries up hard for about 7 minutes. Add lemon juice. Boil again until syrup around "sheets" off spoon. Let stand in kettle over night - next day place in large flat bowl or platter. Let stand in sunlight, about 3 days - or until you feel that fruit are firm in jelly. Bottle in 1/2 pt. jars. Put paraffin on top. Seal. GOOD LUCK.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Grandma Bird wrote this recipe down as a note on June 7, 1992. With it came her unique sense of humor which we all know showed her special love for her family...here are her words in the note:

"To Whom it Concerns or Cares:
Because I have carried the recipe for "Special Strawberry Preserves" around in "my head" for lo these many years - I believe it is now time to disclose all this on paper. This was handed down to me verbally by my mother who learned how to make it from her mother (this was before the days of artificial jam and jelly helpers!)"

"It's nice out - so nice I think I'll leave it out." FCB

 

 

 

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