Marge Braker, a retired home economics teacher demonstrates how to make small batch strawberry jam using fresh strawberries, sugar, and other simple ingredients. It’s strawberry season now, and the best (and may be) only time to find fresh strawberries in your neck of the woods is from May through June. The ones that grow in the Portland area literally melt in your mouth with sweetness and flavor. Canning strawberry jam is a great way to preserve fresh strawberries (and other berries) for year-round enjoyment. Check out Small Batch Strawberry Jam Recipe for the ingredients and all the necessary steps to make your own jam.
Watch the related story about Marge Braker, and Harriet Fassenfest, two close friends who developed a close bond through their mutual passion for preserving food: Preserving Food and Friendship.