I haven't really been holding out on you, it's just that I completely forgot to mention that I wrote a Jam Making 101-type of post over at SimpleMom last week.
It's definitely the season for canning and preserving summer! If you're dragging your feet at getting started, this post will reassure you that's it's not so complicated after all. I discuss Ingredients, Tools & Equipment, and a Basic Method for making jam.
Here's a sample from the post:
"My first attempt at making jam was memorable, for all the right reasons. I was a newlywed, eager to wear the old-fashioned housewife hat, and making my own jam seemed like something I would enjoy, more so than, say sewing curtains or darning socks. I had my flat of strawberries and set to work in my tiny apartment kitchen...."
...read the rest of An Introduction to Making Jam on SimpleMom
All this jam talk reminds me...
....Have you submitted your jam recipe to my virtual swap yet?