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Once more unto the breach…

There is a wonderful smell drifting up from my kitchen as my new Hot Courgette Chutney reduces in the pan. If its a success I will post the recipe later but in the meantime here’s a few tantalising pics to keep you going… Courgettes have been standing for nearly 2 hours covered with salt to…

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A few assumptions

I seem to go through life with moments where I forget that people can’t see into my head or are not party to the conversation I am having with myself! It occurred to me that in posting recipes for jam & preserves I’m making a couple of assumptions…well, probably more than a couple but two quite…

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Kiwi Lime & Ginger Jam. Green Fruit Pastilles?

Kiwi, Lime & Ginger Jam Not my favourite Fruit Pastilles by a long shot (& I can’t stand the black ones) but this jam I made for the Market Drayton Christmas Farmers Market could definitely change my way of thinking! I promised ages ago to share this recipe for kiwi fruit, lime & ginger jam…

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Piccalilli Passion

I’ve always had a thing for piccalilli, actually I’ve always loved anything pickled….eating pickled onions straight from the jar probably has a lot to do with the stomach problems I put up with now! Inspired by River Cottage & Pam-the Jam-Corbin’s recipe I battled all my pre-conceived ideas & thoughts of mustard yellow cauli, and flung everything possible into…

Strawberry Jam & Inner Peace?

Strawberry Jam & Inner Peace? I can’t help finding a kind of inner peace as I stand by the cooker stirring. Watching for that magical moment when my ingredients find that moment of metamorphosis, the sugar solution turns into liquid crystal & all the fruit is suspended in it’s sparkly glory. It makes me happy. Of course it…