Strawberry Vanilla Jam – And harvesting strawberries in the fields of Munich


There are plenty of homemade jam combinations, today I am sharing one of my favourites: strawberry vanilla. Let’s use the last strawberries of the season for doing some jam? If you never did homemade jam I strongly recommend you to try it for a first time.

First, I have to apologize for this long time without posting, but in the last weeks I’ve been pretty busy. Finally, I managed to use some of the time between so many business trips to write something. This recipe and the pictures were made long time ago already, but I couldn’t find the time to publish it. L I just hope it is not too late and you still find some cheap strawberries in the market.

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Apart from sharing the recipe, I wanted to share with you the experience of harvesting strawberries in one of the many public strawberry fields that we have in Munich. Basically, there is a company offering access to some of their strawberry fields (also to some raspberry, blueberry, red currant…) for the people to self-harvest the fruit paying the harvested weight when leaving. You can bring your own basket or containers, but if you don’t have they can also sell you some.

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I find the idea amazing, honestly I loved the experience, although I had stiff the day after! I enjoyed as a kid, I harvested 3.5 kg of strawberries, and what can I say about the flavour… One does not need to be very clever to know they have nothing to do with the ones that can be bought at the supermarket.


Fields use to be full of families with kids, and while you are filling the basket, some of the strawberries can go also accidentally to your mouth, just consider it as quality control🙂 If you want to know more about it, check this post (scroll down for English),Cogiendo fresas en Munich, Caru explains it there better than I do.

So, if you ever come to visit Munich during the strawberries season, here you have an alternative activity to do. And maybe you can just copy the idea to do it in your country if is not done yet. In the meantime, does not matter where your strawberries come from, let’s simply start preparing this jam!


Strawberry Vanilla jam

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Serves: 6 jars of 200 ml aprox.
Cooking Time: 30 min.


  • 1 kg strawberries (already clean)
  • 2 vanilla pods or 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 500 g gelling sugar (or jam sugar)
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice or 1 tsp citric acid



Sterilize the jars by boiling them completely covered with water during 1 minute. Let them dry.


Chop the strawberries in small pieces, put them in a big pot and mix them with the sugar and the lemon juice. If you like finding fruit pieces in the jam, you can just let it like this, if not then use the blender to make it thinner.


Add the vanilla and cook following the instructions written in the gelling sugar package.


To know if the jam is done, pour one spoon jam in a plate and incline it. If it flows easily it is not ready, whereas if it sticks to the plate and flows slowly is done.


With the jam still hot, fill in the jars and close them immediately. Put them upside down and let them to cool completely in this position. This way you will create vacuum and they will preserve longer.

Sweet dreams

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