Strawberry jam is a crowd pleaser, but for the home jam maker, it's pretty fraught. Ripe strawberries tend to be low in pectin, and so getting a good set can be tricky business. There are some tricks to help on this front.
Spring raspberries have arrived in California just in time for me to make 150 tasty wedding favors. Add a little pomegranate juice and you have something really special. See my system for making a LOT of tiny jams.
Mulberry season has come earlier and earlier the past couple years to my yard, which means my canning season begins now! One of my favorite mulberry recipes is jam with balsamic vinegar and rapadura sugar, with deep colors and intense flavors.
This jam is the classic Creamsicle combo of orange and vanilla. it's sweet and juicy and is great for people who don't like the bitterness of marmalade. Plus, don't throw those peels away. Dehydrate them instead!