Make a Batch of Homemade Jam, Because Your Toast Only Deserves the Best

July 29, 2015

When summer comes around, we try to find ways to make it last forever. So every day this week, we’ll bring you a new guide to preserving the season’s best herbs, fruits, and vegetables. Today: How to make your own fruit jam.

Why make your own jam? It’s a simple way to use up any bumper crop of fruit. It’s a no-brainer D.I.Y. gift. But we like it most because it lets us control the level of sweetness in the final product. (Raspberry jam should taste like raspberries, not raspberry sugar.) For peak jamminess, choose fruit that’s at its height…