Jam is one of the easiest ways to start canning at home. It is essentially fool proof, and near impossible to mess up. If you are wanting to start canning and preserving at home I highly recommend starting with Jam.
One of my favorite things to can outside of pickles, is Jam and Jelly. You can take any fruit and make either Jam or Jelly with very few tools and have something you have made yourself, and know exactly what is in it. Since raspberries have, for whatever reason, been growing like crazy around central Alberta this year, it was time to stock up on my raspberry jam. If you are really wanting to delve into the preserving world, I highly recommend getting this book for a starting point. I have two copies, and it is the Bible of home preserving. There are many tips, safety precautions, and how to start. [Read more…] about It’s time to Jam….with raspberries that is!