This past fall I made my first foray into canning. I made: pumpkin butter, pear ginger butter, crabapple jelly, pomengrante jelly, pickeled beets, pickeled carrots... and probably some other things that I can't even remember anymore. I loved it. I loved being able to reach into my cupboard for xmas gifts. So I haven't done any canning since the fall. Last week, my friend, Arjun, mailed me the most beautiful cookbook: The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook.