Local New Jersey Strawberry Jam

July 11th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Makes 2 cups


2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
½ cup rose wine or water


Bring all ingredients to a boil in a small sauce pan, continue to boil a few minutes, around 3-4 and then reduce heat to a simmer and let reduce by half until desired consistency, stirring often. Cool and store in an airtight jar in the refrigerator.

Rose Berry Sangria

June 27th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Makes 1 pitcher


½ cup raspberries
½ cup blackberries
½ cup blueberries
½ cup chopped strawberries
2 bottles of rose wine
1 bottle sparkling water
1 cup citrus herbal simple syrup


To make the herbal citrus simple syrup place a handful of herbs of choice, 1 lemon sliced, 1 orange sliced, ½ cup water and ½ cup sugar in a saucepan and boil until all the sugar dissolves. Take off heat and set aside for 10 minutes. Strain and cool. Mix all ingredients in a large pitcher and let stand for 2 hours. Serve room temperature over ice.

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