As mentioned in a previous posting, we went strawberry picking a few weeks ago. We picked so many delicious strawberries we decided to make jam. We purchased a case of 8oz. canning jars with lids, some pectin (we used Sure-Jell), and went home to make jam. I have not canned anything since I was a little girl. I’ve always been hesitant of the project mainly because of the need to sterilize the jars. Let me tell you, the entire process was so easy. Sterilizing the jars does take the most time of the entire process, but it is a piece of cake. Also, you don’t need any fancy pot or equipment. We used our largest pot (12 quarts), a steamer basket, and some tongs. I plan on making many more types of jams and preserves this year. Maybe even some pickles!
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