Chloe in the Kitchen?

Remember my strawberry picking post? Well, today I am in the Coach House attempting home-made Freezer Strawberry Jam. I followed the recipe on the Pectin package, doubling it for the amount of berries I had. In total, I would say it took me about 2 hours including the prep of the cans and all of the chopping.  

Makes roughly 4-6 250 ml jars 


  • 1 3/4 cups of strawberries mashed 
  • 4 cups of white sugar 
  • 4 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • One packet of pectin 


  1. Put mason jars (including the rims and lids) into the dishwasher to wash them. Make sure the jars are dry. 
  2. Thoroughly rinse the strawberries.
  3. Remove stems and finely chop the strawberries. 
  4. Mash the berries (I used a hand mixer) in one large bowl. 
  5. Put the sugar in a separate bowl. 
  6. Mix the sugar into the crushed berries and set aside for 10 minutes. 
  7. Pour in the packet of pectine.
  8. Stir for 3 minutes. 
  9. Mix in lemon juice. 
  10. Pour jam into jars, leaving room at the top (roughly 1/4 inch). 
  11. Let the jam sit in the fridge for at least 24 hours before eating.

NOTE: This is freezer jam, so you can also freeze it to further set the mixture. 

Readying Your Home for Spring

Is there a better feeling than seeing the first signs of Spring after a long Winter? The smell of fresh dirt and the satisfaction of snow banks getting smaller, Spring really is a beautiful time of year. My favourite part of any change of season, is switching out my wardrobe and home decor--the perfect excuse for a fresh start! 

Aside from what we know as a staple of the rainy months--Spring cleaning--there are other easy, and economical ways to embrace the new season. Possibly the easiest way to brighten up your indoor space, is by adding fresh flowers and greenery (try a pot in a fun hue!). Freshen up your front door with seasonal plants and a fresh door mat. You can bring in nature's colour palette by adding fun accent pillows, and remember to switch your heavy throws for lighter, cotton versions. Hibernation be gone--get inspired to cook healthy, seasonal meals with attractive recipe cards, and be ready for casual, al-fresco dining with inexpensive paper napkins and a versatile cutlery holder. And of course, never under estimate the power of a new candle scent to transform your home.   

Have a look at my Spring home decor must-haves, and let me know how you will be brightening up your space!

  1. Decorative Pots - Indigo
  2. Sisal Door Mat - Pottery Barn
  3. Tulips - Your local florist! 
  4. Floral Accent Pillow - Indigo 
  5. Recipe Cards - Penney & Co. 
  6. Cotton Throw - Penney & Co.
  7. Scented Candle - Penney & Co.
  8. Cutlery Holder - Loblaws 
  9. Paper Napkins - Ikea