Jam and jelly time

Today is my traditional jam- and jelly-making day. Throughout the summer months I collect, wash, chop, and freeze berries as they come into season, and on Black Friday I haul them all out of the deep freezer, wash the canning jars, and spend the day putting up a year’s supply of yumminess.

Since it takes awhile, I keep a small knitting project handy, safely on the opposite side of the stove.

This year I’m making grape jelly and several jams: sour cherry, blackberry, raspberry, and my favorite, strawberry. I think I’ll do the strawberry as freezer jam this time, though – it tastes (and looks) so much nicer than when it’s cooked down.

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