16 Favorite Strawberry Recipes

Until last week it had been two years since I’d made jam of any sorts. I filled the freezer with bags of fruit last summer but something was amiss with me. The process held no allure, and I knew I had enough in the basement from the summer before to get me through the following year. The berries went into smoothies to sustain us during the winter. I resolved to be gentle with myself, and not get angry for not doing any jamming or canning.

And I was. And for that I’m really thankful. Too often I set high expectations for myself, which is normally a good thing, but when it comes to making jam, canning or even cooking from scratch, I have to be careful about tripping myself up.

It’s kind of like the Marie Kondo philosophy. Does it bring me joy or am I just doing what I’ve always done because it’s what I’ve always done?

As I stood at the stove, stirring my first batch of jam in two years, I knew the break was exactly what I needed to remember the real reason I do all the things from scratch that I do.

When I think of jam, I think in pots—pots of jam is what C always called them. I think that’s a very French thing to say, as my friend Marina says it, too. Here in the U.S. we call them jars. But pots? Little pots of jam feel somehow more special.

Strawberry season seems to be quite short here this year. My favorite farm stand is already sold out, but the box you see above is from Cape Cod. The majority of this year’s strawberry jam is a very special Cape Cod vintage. We went two months earlier than usual, and it coincided perfectly with the first strawberries of the season out there. They’re usually long gone by the end of August when we normally go.

If strawberry jam isn’t your thing to make, there’s lots of other strawberry-centric recipes in the archives to enjoy. Hope life is being as gentle as possible these days. –xo

 

 

Strawberry Popsicles | In Jennie’s Kitchen

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Cake | In Jennie's Kitchen

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Cake | In Jennie’s Kitchen

Raspberry Strawberry Crostata | In Jennie's Kitchen

Raspberry Strawberry Crostata | In Jennie’s Kitchen

Strawberry Waffles | In Jennie's Kitchen

Strawberry Waffles | In Jennie’s Kitchen

Strawberry Ginger Crumb Muffins | In Jennie's Kitchen

Strawberry Ginger Crumb Muffins | In Jennie’s Kitchen

Strawberry Honey Rosemary Jam | In Jennie's Kitchen

A low sugar jam, full on flavor. This Strawberry, Honey & Rosemary Jam is perfect for cheese platter, and also great slathered on toast. | In Jennie’s Kitchen

Strawberry Cherry Pie | In Jennie's Kitchen

Strawberry Cherry Pie | In Jennie’s Kitchen

Strawberry Buttermilk Doughnuts | In Jennie’s Kitchen

 

Strawberry Almond Milk | In Jennie's Kitchen

Strawberry Almond Milk | In Jennie’s Kitchen

Strawberry Poppy Seed Scones | In Jennie's Kitchen

Strawberry Poppy Seed Scones | In Jennie’s Kitchen

Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pies | In Jennie's Kitchen

Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pies | In Jennie’s Kitchen

Apple Strawberry Cardamom Pie | In Jennie's Kitchen

Apple Strawberry Cardamom Pie | In Jennie’s Kitchen

Move over pie, this Strawberry Rhubarb Margarita is going to become your new favorite way to use strawberries and rhubarb. Get the recipe at www.injennieskitchen.com

Roasted Strawberry Sauce | In Jennie’s Kitchen

Nothing But Strawberry Pie | In Jennie’s Kitchen

Strawberry, Tomato & Basil Salad | In Jennie’s Kitchen

6 Comments

  • Lucie

    I’ve missed these deep posts. You are so busy, you inspire me to take a moment to breathe in all the good.

    I found a farm stand and strawberry rhubarb hand pies are in my future.

    ThanK you!

  • Cari

    Just what I needed to read! I hope I can still find some strawberries somewhere. Your photos are beautiful and inspirational. I will be back to visit your blog more often. Thank you!

  • Laura Lee

    I made your rhubarb crumb cake recently with strawberries added in too! I’ve yet to tackle jam…

  • Jennie

    I’ve missed writing them, Lucie! Trying to get back here more often as it’s a necessary outlet for my own well-being. I continue to be thankful anyone reads what I share. Thank you for reading, and enjoy those hand pies! -Jennie

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