Tag Archives: preserves

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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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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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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A jar of Christmas cheer: Cranberry and Apple Chutney

My trio of Christmas preserves is finally complete! The last instalment is a chutney to liven up a plate of cold meats or transform a cheese sarnie into something a little bit special. Cranberries are such a jolly looking fruit, … Continue reading

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Christmas marmalade

After really enjoying getting into making jam this year, I’m planning a trio of preserves as Christmas pressies for various relatives. My mum has given me a fabulous book by Midge Thomas called Best-kept Secrets of the Women’s Institute, Jams, … Continue reading

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Redcurrant Jelly

I’ve been hiding out with the boys at my mum’s house in Shropshire this half term. I’m still not quite firing on all cylinders with jet lag, a nasty cold and the shock of re-entry into parenthood… Taking a break … Continue reading

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