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Mon 31-Oct-11
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I love this site, so full of useful info smile.

 

Was reading a post which recomended purchase and disposal of mint jelly as ideal jars for preserving. The idea of spending money and then throwing food away didn't work for me, so I went to a budget German food retail shop and looked around - olives in 225ml jars i_am_hungry, perfect size for my rowan jelly with the added bonus of olive tapenade from the previous contents. That works better in my Rowan fevered mind smile

Mon 31-Oct-11
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Hi Rik! wave Welcome to the forum, have you been reading us for a while?  Why not pop over to the Introduce yourself thread and tell us a little about yourself? 

I'll try that again!

Mon 31-Oct-11
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Welcome Rik - perhaps you could tell us a bit about yourself, too.

I feel the same as you about throwing away food, although I think over time jars get collected in our household, just through use of things that we don't make (i.e. honey or syrup, and some smaller jars, like tartare and horseradish sauce, and, as you discovered, olives - even baby foods come in small jars, too.)

Look forward to hearing more of your preserving.

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Mon 31-Oct-11
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Or ask friends and neighbours for jars - I ended up with a whole load of them that way cheers

Tue 1-Nov-11
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The other problem with using mint jelly jars is it's hard to get rid of the minty smell. A friend of mine did that and gave me a jar of bramble jelly and I couldn't eat it because I could still taste the mint. It just tasted wierd. So if you are going to do it you'll need to soak the jars in milton or something similar to get rid of any trace of the previous contents...

Tue 1-Nov-11
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Where did Rik go then?  what_the_heck

I'll try that again!

Tue 1-Nov-11
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Toffeeapple said:

Where did Rik go then?  what_the_heck

He o'shead....big_laughbig_laugh

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Wed 2-Nov-11
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What does that mean?confused

I'll try that again!

Wed 2-Nov-11
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Oh, TA, I think Elsa means - ricochet ....... is that right, Elsa?

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Wed 2-Nov-11
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Thanks Val!roll_eyes

I'll try that again!

Wed 2-Nov-11
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Nice to have it explained TA isn't it, Elsa is sometimes a little 'other worldly' and I didn't get it either!!

Incidentally I have had to change the time zone on my profile to UTC -1 to get the times showing correctly. Whatever happenned to Greenwich Mean Time I ask, it isn't an option. 

I have reached an age where my train of thought often leaves the station without me...

Wed 2-Nov-11
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paperman said:

Nice to have it explained TA isn't it?

It certainly is Chris!  It was the spelling that threw me.

I'll try that again!

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