jam: the beginning of a beautiful love story…

strawberry jamCanning has always been something a bit frightening to me. Likely, this stems from my completely logical fear of a little something we call Botulism. See, I would rather not have this potent creature running around, wreaking havoc in my nervous system. Not to mention, there is also the lazy factor. I mean, it really did seem like a lot of work.

Thankfully, I have very brave friends, whom I have the utmost trust in. They have this canning thing d-o-w-n. Even, the part about the Botulism, which I’m quite happy about. I don’t have a recipe for you, but I do have to let you in on a little secret: there is A LOT more where this came from. I am simply in love. The whole process is spectacular. You pick the berries right off the plant, and mere hours later they are bathing in sugar, encased in a beautiful mason jar, just waiting to be married to crunchy peanut butter on a bed of warm wheat toast. And oh is it good. The best thing about canning is, these gorgeous berries will be available to you for an amazing amount of time. I do think this would make a wonderful gift for anyone on any occasion. Who doesn’t like home made jam? I can’t imagine it. The major obstacle here is sharing. So far, we have gone through one whole jar. At this point, it doesn’t look good for any of you out there.

Stay tuned. I hope to bring you more canned goodness very soon.

August 6, 2009. Tags: . canning, fruit, jam. 10 comments.