At Gramma Dot’s we use the freshest possible ingredients available which means that this time of the year is uber busy stocking up and prepping food for the coming year. Usually in the beginning of June I start to let my thumb nail grow a little long. I know, sounds weird but it’s the best way I’ve found to hull strawberries without losing the entire cap of the berry. Waste not want not and all that you know. Then I found this neat method to hull a strawberry from Bakingdom! Not only to you get rid of the leafy top but also that tough tip that doesn’t mash well. This strawberry season when it was time to whip up our yearly batch of fresh homemade strawberry jam I didn’t end up with a strange pink thumb like I have since I was a little girl helping mom make enough jam to last 3 kids an entire school year of Peanut Butter & Jam sandwiches. Thankfully we don’t need to make that many jars yet but we are now all set with jam for our PB & J Cupcakes! Read about it here.