Preserves on Parade

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Re: Preserves on Parade
« Reply #90 on: February 17, 2017, 19:33 »
Last one for a while I think, 2nd batch of black & red currant jam, which was nearly 6lbs of fruit

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Re: Preserves on Parade
« Reply #91 on: February 19, 2017, 22:04 »
They all look great i do the 3 fruit marmalade but i use the tinned concentrate had no complaintes we like ours very chunky using the whole fruit .
my son brought me some lovley little jars one was from that easy garlic , ive steeped it and it still smells .
tomorrow in doing some mango chutney as lidl have cheap mangos in .
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Re: Preserves on Parade
« Reply #92 on: February 20, 2017, 09:07 »
Yes I've used the tinned some years, my dad used to use it but I do feel the fresh fruit has an edge to it😊. In fact a friend came round on Saturday & I gave her a jar, I got a text from her yesterday saying it was the best marmalade she had ever tasted, so I was rather pleased with my self 😊

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Re: Preserves on Parade
« Reply #93 on: February 20, 2017, 09:13 »
I do agree that the fresh oranges have the edge over the tinned.

I buy loads at this time of year, prepare and freeze them.

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Re: Preserves on Parade
« Reply #94 on: June 15, 2017, 21:57 »
Yesterday I made 4 jars of strawberry jam from excess plot strawberries
Today 5 jars of mango chutney from last weeks cheap mangos at Lidl

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Re: Preserves on Parade
« Reply #95 on: June 16, 2017, 13:53 »
Yesterday I made 4 jars of strawberry jam from excess plot strawberries
Today 5 jars of mango chutney from last weeks cheap mangos at Lidl

Great when you are in the right place at the right time to snap up something delicious and cheap!!!
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Re: Preserves on Parade
« Reply #96 on: July 30, 2017, 12:36 »
Since we are in our new place and don't have the ground prepared for fruit cages yet, I have had to patronise the local independent grocers. They can procure the finest but "pretty pennies" are involved, especially for the raspberries!

Obviously the Seville and Damson came with us from our old place but everything else is new... and stacks four jars deep!



For the eagle-eyed, yes there are three types of Raspberries involved here. The single remaining jar of last year's Glen Ample is on the right, the left ones are unknown but the middle bunch are Kwanza and were the ones that almost induced heart failure when I got the invoice with the fruit delivery. Two quid per 125g punnet! They have a delicate citrus flavour and a strong taste without being too sharp. A puree of them barely sweetened with dark muscovado goes over some Philadelphia-style vanilla ice cream really well...

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Re: Preserves on Parade
« Reply #97 on: July 31, 2017, 08:39 »
That's quite a cupboard full  8) 

My preserving pan has not been out yet this year, but the late summer and autumn harvest season is beckoning  :)

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Re: Preserves on Parade
« Reply #98 on: July 31, 2017, 08:45 »
Yesterday I pickled 2 jars of gherkins, used Springlands bread & butter recipe for the vinegar. There were a few tiny ones so did those whole & hopefully will add to them to get a jar full

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Re: Preserves on Parade
« Reply #99 on: July 31, 2017, 11:53 »
Used New Shoot's recipe and made a version of Cucumber Fridge pickles... several batches eaten already 😂
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Re: Preserves on Parade
« Reply #100 on: August 12, 2017, 20:43 »
2 jars of roasted peppers made today.

Mixed peppers from the greenhouse, garlic from the plot and MoS's recipe from on here  :D
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Re: Preserves on Parade
« Reply #101 on: August 13, 2017, 07:06 »
They look lovely

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Re: Preserves on Parade
« Reply #102 on: August 13, 2017, 07:07 »
Tomato, Basil & Chilli Sauce with Sungold toms
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Every Pickle Helps!

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Re: Preserves on Parade
« Reply #103 on: August 13, 2017, 07:10 »
Yummy, do you water bath those jars?

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Re: Preserves on Parade
« Reply #104 on: August 13, 2017, 08:43 »
No need to water bath.
It's put into hot, sterile jars and closed with sterile lids.
System was approved by Food Standards Agency and products have a 12 month "Best Before" limit.

 

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