strawberries are here, in season. and word on the street is that the season is shorter than usual due to an early warm front and late frost.
8 cups sugar
4 cups crushed strawberries
2 boxes of pectin (i use sure-jell. yellow box)
1 1/2 cups water
cut your strawberries and put them in a food processor or mash them by hand.
you want to end up with 4 cups of crushed strawberries.
stir in sugar
on the stove add the two envelopes (1 envelope comes in each box) of pectin to the 1 1/2 cups of water.
stir it in until and boil for one minute....it should be dissolved.
turn off heat. add your strawberries.
now, this is where i like to add about 5 coarsely chopped strawberries because i like my jam with some chunks.
pour into clean jars leaving a little space at the top for the jam to expand.
leave on counter till cool then store in your freezer. that's it!