Preserves on Parade

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Re: Preserves on Parade
« Reply #195 on: September 30, 2020, 13:01 »
How a hard yellow bitter fruit like a quince transforms into this delicious preserve is some sort of magic  8)

The weather must have suited them this year, as the jelly is a lovely deep colour :)
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Re: Preserves on Parade
« Reply #196 on: October 04, 2020, 11:52 »
Wet weekend so been occupying myself with this lot. There is a pink and purple theme today.

Pickled onions with Isobel Rose onions and some red cabbage.  The onions were planted out from modules of multi-sown seeds and grown in clumps.  These are the titchy ones of each bunch  :)
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Re: Preserves on Parade
« Reply #197 on: October 04, 2020, 12:49 »
Ooh nice, I've just ordered some Isobel Rose about 10mins ago  :lol: :lol:

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Re: Preserves on Parade
« Reply #198 on: October 04, 2020, 16:26 »
Look lovely. Iíve hardly done any preserves this year, not sure why, no gluts to speak of so maybe thatís why ???
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Re: Preserves on Parade
« Reply #199 on: October 04, 2020, 18:36 »
My shallots (purchased) are hidden at the back of the cupboard ready for later in the year. Very little chutney or jam eaten in this house so don't bother making any.  When my daughters were small they used to love making 'bird nests'. :nowink: Red cabbage as the nest with a couple of pickled onions in the middle as eggs.  If you asked them what they wanted in their sandwich it was always ' just pickle' as in Branston.   They still have to have a jar of my onions and cabbage for 'that' day in December.   Don't know this year how I am going to get it to them.

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Re: Preserves on Parade
« Reply #200 on: October 05, 2020, 07:34 »
HP sauce used to be a sandwich of choice many years ago Wighty, so a pickle sandwich is a great alternative!

Mrs Growster sowed some three-year old chilli seeds back in the spring, and most of them came up! We kept a few, and gave several plants away as well, but we still had so many chillis, that I was 'forced' to make some chilli jam!

The chilli and apple (again, from a chum), recipe said between 10 - 15 chillis, but I doubled that, so have to think twice before getting any on my fingers...

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Re: Preserves on Parade
« Reply #201 on: October 05, 2020, 08:22 »
HP sauce used to be a sandwich of choice many years ago Wighty, so a pickle sandwich is a great alternative!

Mrs Growster sowed some three-year old chilli seeds back in the spring, and most of them came up! We kept a few, and gave several plants away as well, but we still had so many chillis, that I was 'forced' to make some chilli jam!

The chilli and apple (again, from a chum), recipe said between 10 - 15 chillis, but I doubled that, so have to think twice before getting any on my fingers...

Cor, Iíd be thinking twice about opening the jar lol :lol: :lol:

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Re: Preserves on Parade
« Reply #202 on: October 05, 2020, 20:37 »
Snows, I'm afraid to even go anywhere near the jars...

They seem to loom out from the pantry like something out of Bergerac (without the car), and the tentacles just loom large!

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Re: Preserves on Parade
« Reply #203 on: October 23, 2020, 14:27 »
Just reducing more Apple & Rhubarb chutney but I used some of the quinces as well as some windfall apples. It does seem to have a richer flavour, so will deffo do this again  :)

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Re: Preserves on Parade
« Reply #204 on: October 28, 2020, 17:11 »
In an effort to free up a freezer drawer for Thewordwemustnotsay goodies I made the tubs of blackberries, plus a small quantity of redcurrants into a seedless jam. The first try didn't set very well, so I had to tip it out and boil it for a bit longer - which seems to have worked.
It's a bit sharp for toast, right now, but it will work in sponge cakes and puddings, if it doesn't mellow after a few months storage  :)

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Re: Preserves on Parade
« Reply #205 on: November 16, 2020, 16:29 »
Look lovely. Iíve hardly done any preserves this year, not sure why, no gluts to speak of so maybe thatís why ???

I lied lol, well not strictly, just that Iíd forgotten what I had made, last week I pickled 3 jars of shallots & 3 of red cabbage, both homegrown & also turned the last of the beetroot into beetroot & apple chutney. Today I labelled it & put it away in my Ďnewí pantry. We turned an unused & unloved downstairs toilet into the new pantry earlier in lockdown take 1. So today I had a bit of a rejig & tried to move all of this years preserving onto one shelf but there was too much  :lol: & hereís the evidence .
Oh & I've also done cassis, gooseberry vinegar,cherry gin & I think raspberry gin. Must get round to straining them all, the fruits been in for months :ohmy:
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Re: Preserves on Parade
« Reply #206 on: November 16, 2020, 16:30 »
P.s I have anti gravity shelves :ohmy: :lol:
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Re: Preserves on Parade
« Reply #207 on: November 16, 2020, 16:36 »
Iím just trying different ways of posting the pictures as sometimes they donít turn upside down
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Re: Preserves on Parade
« Reply #208 on: November 16, 2020, 16:37 »
 :mad: that doesnít work either

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Re: Preserves on Parade
« Reply #209 on: November 16, 2020, 17:15 »
P.s I have anti gravity shelves :ohmy: :lol:
I did wonder   :lol: :lol:

 

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