Late last night I made a double batch of strawberry jam. First time in a couple of years we've had enough of a strawberry crop to make jam!
It was at the end of a hot day, and heating up the kitchen (and what seemed like the whole house) wasn't a pleasant thing to do right before bedtime. (Phew!) But the bounty was worth it.
Just as I was filling the very last pint jar . . . POP!
The whole bottom of the jar cracked off. The boiling hot jam could have done real damage if it had gone on the floor and splattered my bare legs. Or it could have exploded in the canner. As it was, not a bad mess to clean up!