Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Mock Strawberry Jam...aka ...Zucchini Jam. Has anyone ever heard of this? My husband's grandmother used to make it. I hadn't thought about it in years, until our garden produced a lot of Zucchini...we planted 2 plants, what were we thinking? So I searched on line and found the recipe. You can add any flavor of jello and you really can't tell it isn't the real fruit. I can tell you because I have eaten it! You should try it! Here is the recipe for any brave soul. Cody's grandmother made Orange, I had never tasted Orange Jam or Marmalade before that, but she did make Strawberry too.

Mock Strawberry Jam
5 cups peeled and shredded zucchini, pack tight in measuring cup
5 cups white sugar
3 TBS. lemon juice
2-3oz. pks. strawberry jello or any other flavor
1. Stir the zucchini and sugar together in a large pot over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture begins to boil, about 10 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice and gelatin, and continue simmering 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
2. Ladle the hot jam into 6 hot sterilized half-pints canning jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe the rim and jar threads with a clean, damp cloth. Center lid on jar and screw the ring down firmly. Place into a boiling water canner with 2 inches of water. Process for 10 minutes. Remove from the canner, and allow to cool to room temperature, and refrigerate any jars that do not seal. (recipe from

Now for something sewing related. This is one block for one of the quilts for my new book, due out in April. I will show you more as I go. Just thought you might like to know I do still sew!