Neighbours, Everybody needs good neighbours…sing along now…

Last week MrP was threatened at knife point, on our own doorstep, by a neighbour. Surreal or what? He was calm, his tone of voice almost annoyed as he shut the door on her. She then proceeded to stab our front door & lop off the heads my pot of welcoming margaritas with her cheese…

It’s jam, not rocket science.

It’s jam, not rocket science. I’ve been cleaning the cooker after another day of messy creative preserving thinking about a blog post from Rosie Makes Jam. The more I thought about it the more frustrated & annoyed I became. Not about Rosie, but about the whole nonsense of this Nanny State we appear to be…

From the ashes of disaster…

Thought for the day here in the Jammy Cow kitchen, super tune from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and pretty much how are things with me. Anyhoo, before I go off on one again, let me explain. A while ago I made some Spiced Rhubarb & Orange Chutney. It was lovely & sold really well. I…

the perfect recipe book

Beat me to it.

I bought some (more) new books. I like books. I like books on preserving. I keep being asked to write my own – not by folk who know anything about publishing, but nonetheless… Some books are so annoyingly full of unnecessary complications. Take this one for example: It’s an American publication & they do things slightly…

bread and butter pudding from The jam Tart

Sharing…recipes

Sharing…recipes I spoke to a lovely lady in Shifnal at the weekend, She’d really enjoyed the last posting here and was keen to try the Clementine Marmalade recipe. I love chatting about jamming. I’m not interested in celebrity gossip & I feel my opinions on world affairs are neither knowledgeable nor of much value BUT I can talk jam!…