Hi there! This is pretty much my first go at canning - I did some whole tomatoes last summer which worked well, and thought I'd take a stab at jams and such. I was able to pick a whole mess of strawberries for free at the farm where I work, so I got to fool around with a few different recipes.
I worked from the Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving, which was a great resource for a beginner like me.
First up, basic strawberry jam: http://www.freshpreserving.com/recipes/strawberry-jam
This uses sooo much sugar, and is pretty sweet. Really delicious, though. I love it with cream cheese!
Then I tried maple strawberry smooch: http://www.bernardin.ca/pages/recipe_page/51.php?pid=384
(not the exact recipe from my book, but pretty much the same)
Mmmm this was my favorite. Great on ice cream, or on yogurt with granola.
And last, strawberry lemonade concentrate: http://www.freshpreserving.com/recipes/strawberry-lemonade-recipe
This recipe didn't make as much as it said it would - I wish they'd given the measurement for strawberry puree, instead of cups of whole berries, which varies a lot.
Again, very sugary, but tangy too! I mixed it with seltzer to serve.
My one issue with all of these was that I didn't have a good way to skim off the foam before transferring the mixtures into jars. I hope that doesn't effect the preserving too much.
Overall, I'd say it was a great success! I'm ready to can ALL THE THINGS. Bring on the produce!