Category Archives: Jam and chutneys

Jam and chutneys

Home-made gift: Rum and raisin marmalade

I know it’s a bit old ladyish, but I LOVE marmalade. I love the sweet and sour tang on my toast of a morning. I’m down to my final jar of last year’s Christmas Marmalade, so I thought I’d make … Continue reading

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Home made gift idea: Chilli Jam

My dad’s had a bumper crop of chillies this year, so I offered to take a few off his hands so I could make some chilli jam. I’ve never tried making it before, but love love love eating it! I’ve … Continue reading

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Autumnal pear chutney

A carrier bag of pears arrived in my kitchen recently, donated by my lovely friend Rosie who is lucky enough to have a treeful in her back garden. She warned me they were a bit on the hard side, so … Continue reading

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A glut of beans and my mum’s Green Bean Chutney

If there’s one thing i’m partial to it’s chutneys and pickles – a cheese sandwich or sausage roll just ain’t complete without a dollop. So it’s with much pleasure that I cooked up some chutters using the extreme glut of … Continue reading

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Post riot raspberry jam

London life has many bonuses for a young family, but when the riots kicked off on our front door step this week it was truly terrifying. I don’t need to tell you what a battering Ealing took as it was … Continue reading

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Cherries and berries jam, and the joy of scum!

Running out of home-made jam is the perfect excuse to think of a new flavour to bubble up in my cauldron. And as a celebration of summer soft fruits I plumped for a mega mix of strawberries, raspberries and cherries. … Continue reading

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Belgian apricot jam

Making jam has definitely become one of life’s pleasures since I started this blog. I don’t do it all the time, but when I do I REALLY enjoy it. It’s not as technical as you’d think and allows you to … Continue reading

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