Success! Three batches of strawberry jam! Last year none of my jam set up so while it was great on pancakes, it was hell on pb & j. Last week we hit the pick-your-own patches, loaded up nearly 11 pounds of berries and took over the kitchen for two consecutive afternoons.
While I would love to say that I have some secret recipe from Oma,
or at least some secret tip that makes my jam the food of gods, I can't.
Pretty much I follow the directions that come in the SureJell box.
Somebody at SureJell must have an Oma, too, right?
So the canner was on full blast while the jam simmered and
splattered its way up my kitchen walls.
Mom keeps telling me I need a jelly kettle...one of these days.
And voila! beautiful jars emerge from the steaming sauna...
...making me feel like the Domestic Goddess I dream to be one day!
And now I'm off to scrub another pint of jam off my kitchen walls...