as a young mother in the 1970's and 80's i had a big garden. and grew and froze and bottled all our own vegetables. and made jam. i hadn't made jam since. until last week when i discovered some frozen raspberries still in the freezer from last year and decided to jam them up. loved the smell in the kitchen of the hot raspberries bubbling away. i'm 6 bottles of jam ahead and waiting for the blueberries to come on strong in the next couple of weeks.