My Dad loves to grow fruit and vegetables in his garden and he passed this love onto me, but I have a tiny garden and so space is limited. Dad on the other hand has lots of space and grows too much. As a solution to the worry he had about wasting what he was growing and because I have a tremendous love of it, I decided to put together a jam making kit. It contained everything in it we needed to spend the day making jam together. Our first effort was using market bought fruit, but Dad grows strawberries and raspberries among other things himself.
Our very first jam was Strawberry and my absolute favourite. The recipe we used is from the book I bought my Dad, The Preserving Book by Lynda Brown. (If you are interested in making jam at all, this book explains everything from equipment to recipes).