Tag Archives: Preserves

Old Fashioned Recipes You Shouldn’t Use – Questionable Advice for How To Make Jam

Old fashioned recipes aren’t always the best! A friend of mine, knowing I’m on a preserving kick, lent me this book: I don’t want to pick on Alison Burt, or the book, because I really enjoyed reading it. However, I … Continue reading

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Mulled Wine Jelly Recipe

Mulled Wine Jelly is the perfect festive gift! It’s perfect for those bring-a-plate events, or for a special little homemade Christmas gift. This is my recipe for Mulled Wine Jelly: Mulled Wine Jelly based on this recipe Ingredients 1 bottle … Continue reading

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Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas Part Two – Homemade Gourmet Food Gifts

Homemade Christmas Gifts don’t have to be limited to sock puppets and handkerchiefs! (You’ll already know that if you’ve Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas Part One!) I thought I’d gather up all my ideas of Homemade Gourmet Food Gifts. Everyone loves … Continue reading

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Jar Labels for my Grapefruit Marmalade

My grapefruit marmalade is lovely, but it was lacking one thing – jar labels! Jar labels for homemade preserves don’t always seem necessary – I mean, you know you made jam, right? Right, but you’ll probably make some more… and … Continue reading

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Making Jam – More Fun With Friends!

Making jam is more fun with friends! I recently spent an evening with a close friend of mine, brewing up some delicious jam. A ‘preserves party’ sounds contrived, but it came about naturally – I said I planned to make … Continue reading

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Homemade Jam Cookies Recipe

Jam cookies are a wonderful way to use up ends of jar of jam – and show off your creation! These yummy jam cookies have a shortbread base, filled with a ‘thumbprint’ of jam. That’s why they’re often called thumbprint … Continue reading

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Preserve Me! How to Make Jam – Advice for Making Jam

I’ve spent a lot of time researching how to make jam! Recently, a good friend of mine asked for some advice for making jam, so I thought I’d share some of my findings with you after the jump.

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Grapefruit Marmalade Recipe and Pictures

Grapefruit marmalade is a classic preserve – and look at that amazing colour! I made it to deal with a glut of grapefruit – well, three grapefruit, but that counts as a glut in our household. It felt great to … Continue reading

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Jar Labels for Homemade Jam

Jar labels make homemade jam look professional – even though it tastes better than anything you’d get at the store. I like to top my jar off with a pretty label made from – what else? – a paper doily. … Continue reading

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