For the longest time, my grandmother has been making her own strawberry jam.
She grows the strawberries, picks them and does all the rest. She says it’s all natural ingredients and it tastes like a piece of heaven, her jam. When I first had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with freshly made peanut butter and her strawberry jam, I felt this was the best sandwich I’ve ever had! Another thing I appreciated was that she was always cranking the air conditioning whenever she was making her jam. She said the jam had to be in the cooler temperatures so that’s why she cranked the A/C system so much. I wasn’t sure that she was telling the truth because my grandfather gave her a look, but it was still really comfortable. I loved being there helping her with anything she needed while she was making her famous jam. She even sold jam to numerous customers in the local community and her jam would sell out fast. Fortunately, she would always save us a good amount of jam for ourselves. Afterall, that’s the main reason why she would make the jam, so that we could enjoy it! Now those days are gone though and the people were sad in the area when my grandmother passed away. I still make the jam with the recipe she passed down to me. I do it the same way with the perfect temperature control settings and everything. I don’t think the jam tastes nearly as good as she made it, but my family and friends sure seem to like it!