My friend Janet MADE me make my own jam. I've never done it before, nor did I really want to make it. But SHE made jelly and sent it home with me in the cutest ever little teensy tiny jar with a bow on it. I had just gotten a loaf of fresh bakery peasant bread and popped the jar open after school so my boys could have an afterschool snack. I handed them the fluffy bread with the pretty red jelly on it. One bite and you would have thought I had given them a huge banana split with everything on it! They LOVED it so much that I had to 'SAVE' the rest for their lunches the next day. I did lick the knife and I will say, it was awesome.
Well, Janet picked her strawberries so they were nice and fresh. I hate to pick strawberries so, on a whim, I had my husband pick up strawberries from a farm stand on his way home. He also went to the store and bought pectin for me... oh and jars! What a good husband I have.
I pulled out my grandmother's recipe and holy cow... I can't believe how easy it was!!! Seriously, who would have known? So, now I have this.
Here is the recipe if you'd like to try it. If you click on the recipe, it should open larger so you can read it better. I don't know why my grandmother says not to double it and she is no longer with us so I can ask her.