I had some comments how people had never made jam and would like to try. I have two words for you Sure Jell! This is so easy to use, my kids could make the jam.
two cups fruit
1 cup sugar
1 package Sure Jell
1/2 cup hot water
Mix the sugar and the furit in a bowl well, leave to sit for 15 minutes. After the fruit has sat combine 1/2 cup hot water and the Sure Jell. Add this mix to the friut and sugar and stir for three minutes.
I use plastic freezer containers one batch is one container. Let it sit in the refridgerator for 24 hours, either use it or freeze.
I love this, no boiling water or fruit, I don't have to stand in the kitchen for hours and it is so easy. It works great since I have rasberry bushes and I don't get huge yeilds daily. I can make individual batches daily.
On a different note, we had a large thunderstorm early this morning. If I didn't know better, I would have thought I was in the Mid-West. We have had more thunderstorms than usual this year. I wonder if this is a part of Global Warming. It has been a bit more humid too. Not Japan humid, but more then we are used to in Western Oregon.