a few nights ago i spent the evening canning with my mom-in-law and 2 of my sisters-in-law. it was my first time and not only was it tons of fun, but it was wildly successful! one large bowl of [frozen-then-thawed] strawberries yielded 12 half-pint jars full of delicious jam!
(note: nearly all of the pictures below were taking by someone other than me!)
boiling down the strawberries:
having the proper tools helped a lot! courtney bought a pressure cooker / water bath canning pot. made the sealing process very easy and smooth!
we each had a set of utensils like these, which made filling and measuring and transporting the jars very easy.
courtney’s darling kitchen – Canning Central:
i actually have a whole other bowl of strawberries – so i bought some more pectin and jars and am planning to can another batch tomorrow afternoon!