To make Strawberry Jam
Use equal strawberries and sugar with lemon juice. Tonight I used a kilo of strawberries and a kilo of sugar and 3 tablespoons of lemon juice.
Hull Strawberries, you can cut if they are large, unless they are really large I always leave them whole. Add to pan with sugar, (you can leave them at this point up to overnight, the sugar dissolves and all this beautiful red juice is released). Add lemon juice, and cook gently till sugar has dissolved. Stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon. Turn heat up to a medium and let bubble away for 20 to 30 minutes. When the sugar coats the back of the spoon the jam is ready. If the jam doesn’t set you can heat it up again and add jamsetta which is pectin. This will help it to set.
For dinner tonight gnocchi, meat sauce topped with avocado, radicchio micro grees, onion micro greens and Italian capsicum with a side of Italian beans.
I believe I have found the culprit that is destroying my vegetable spaghetti. They are covered with what look like yellow and black striped lady beetles. Tonight I noticed one of the lady beetles on a tiny little grey insect. Not sure what it is but it doesn’t look beneficial. Not sure what to do, a little research is needed. I am concerned that if I spray with white oil it will harm the lady beetles too. But I do want to get some vegetable spaghetti.
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