I bought a huge box of strawberries last week ... finally teen loves strawberries, but I think it was a bit too much for her to finish and you know it does not have a long shelf life. Well, instead of freezing them for smoothies in summer, I thought I should make strawberry jam, strawberry jam is not on our list of most desired, we don't dislike it but you know what I mean. Am into bulk buying for some reason. I think it was last month, I bought a huge box of oranges from Costco to make marmalade and then we ate it all up, then it was persimmon and one by one it was gone. Got these strawberries, was planning to eat them not cook with them, ended up making jam and am so glad I did. :)) Just before bottling the jam on a spur of the moment I added a couple of tbsp of smoked paprika. That's the climax of the story and things change from here. From the not desired list we have moved THE jam to 'we love this' list. It's been a week since I made this jam, 2 jars are polished clean and we are currently working on the third. A spoonful of the jam goes into the mouth, you smell the strawberries, taste the sweetness with a hint of tartness (just a mild aftertaste) you think - it's good and you are almost done eating it..... you get a kick from the pepper and you wonder, what was that ....awesome, let me get another spoonful to relive that...and the cycle continues. We love this jam and looking forward to making a big batch in
Finally teen came up with a signature snack - cracker, jam generously used & some pepper jack.....hmmm yum! . We have run out of crackers...so it's on pancakes, ice cream and just spoonfuls to make sure the flavor is balanced ;) It's always good to indulgeThank you Daily Meal for featuring this post on your home page. (under Culinary Content Network ) :)) Yeah !!
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