Local Ontario strawberries are out, my first sighting fills me with joy at this time year after year. Strawberries are just the beginning of sweet tooth local fruit heaven! Summer is short, I buy a strawberries to eat and share with friends and a batch to freeze to bring some joy in the winter. This year, I’m into canning and for fruit I’ll turn them into jam. Fruit are naturally sweet, I prefer not to add additional sugar to it. This recipe without adding sugar created a different texture than you’d expect. The flavour had the right amount of sweetness, with all the health benefits from the strawberries. This jam is great to add to salad dressing, smoothies or oatmeal.
- 3 cups strawberries
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons arrowroot powder
- 1 tablespoon of fresh mint (optional)