Our growing season is short here (110 days), so we don't have the luxury of staggering many plantings, which means sometimes everything is ripe at once. Like hundreds of strawberries.
So I've got to make strawberry jam.
I used to can fruit the laborious way (boiling/sealing/scalding my fingers), but a couple of years ago I found this at the grocery store. You prepare the jam in about 15 minutes and then freeze it. No heat sealing/sterilizing required!
I'll be back for the winter vegetables in another month.