I washed the jars and lids...
and got all of the equipment ready. That shallow, dark pan is perfect for keeping jars hot in an inch or two of water.
What do you think of my new magnet board above the stove? It's actually a vintage tray; I got the idea here. It's very handy for hanging recipes (that's the jam recipe on it in this picture) while cooking.
Recipes and other things, that is. All you jam makers out there know that a watch with a second hand is necessary for the process.