Here are our beautiful strawberries.
We ate a few fresh last night on vanilla ice cream and then made the rest into jam tonight. I had already packed up all my canning supplies, forgetting about strawberries when I did. After searching 8 boxes, I finally found my pot and other supplies. I couldn't find my jars, so I got some of those cute quilted jam jars. I got 11 jars of jams.
We've been out of blackberry jam that I made last year since January, so it is nice to have home made jam again. We ate some of the jam on vanilla ice cream tonight and I have to say it was even better than the fresh strawberries! I use a type of pectin that comes with calcium so you can use a lot less sugar. I only used 3 cups of sugar total for all 11 jars.
I really enjoy canning and I'm glad I got to do it tonight. I find it relaxing and very satisfying. There is nothing like that popping sound.