We just had parents’ evening at pre-school. That makes me stressed as I am pathologically shy when forced to Talk To Grown-up People about their entirely normal children.
I got home in need of therapy.
Bargain strawberries (yeah, my bargains come from Waitrose) I used three 400g punnets, and we ate the other one. I liberated the chives from the school herb patch, for my potato salad.
Add all the sugar you can find (791g, for reference.)
Leave half an hour for the juice to run. Isn’t osmosis awesome?
Add a sachet of pectin from the back of the cupboard. Looks dodgy, works like magic.
Use child labour to clean the jars.
Add juice and zest of lemon. Do not zest own thumb.
Heat gently until all the sugar dissolves.
…until it smells and sounds different. Six minutes this time, in the interests of scientific blogging.