Blue Chair Jam cookbook - a keeper?
I haven't read each recipe in detail, just skimmed since I got this for Xmas. There are a few recipes I might try (couple of different blueberry and strawberry jams). But since here in CT I don't have access to fresh figs, guava, bergamot, citrus etc. that the author has in CA, I won't be making any jam during 9-10 months of the year that she does.
Most of the recipes don't seem to be out of the ordinary (at least not the ones I want to try), though she adds sugar at 2 different points in the process in a couple, has some good tips for picking fruit and watching bubbles before doing a spoon test (similar to saucer test).
I have limited room on my bookshelf - got Ball Complete and Small Batch as gifts too. Is the Blue Chair book a keeper or should I return it?
(I also wouldn't follow her instructions for "sterilizing" and "processing" jars in the oven.)