Scott and I often daydream about a life where we have a pantry full of canned goods we’ve made ourselves. I think that my love of things in jars dates back to the first time I read the Little House books and the need to stockpile for winter has stuck with me. We started canning together when I moved to New Zealand. In fact, we made gift baskets of canned goods we had made ourselves as gifts for our first Christmas together. We’ve been making our own jam for a while now, and it’s so easy and tasty that our girls can clean out a jar in a single weekend.