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Sun 27-May-12
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shelley
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about to make my first batch of jam this week 

; cherry jam to use up the cherries on my  1st tree; yummy! ( I have 2 trees)

Sun 27-May-12
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Oh I am SO jealous!  Cherries are my favourite fruit and I will even go so far as to buy imported ones in the winter when I desire them so much that it hurts.  Enjoy your jam Shelley and if you sell some, enjoy the profit.  big_hug

I'll try that again!

Sun 27-May-12
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I am jealous too, especially as I suspect I wont get many this year from my 5 trees, due to the heavy rain, frosts & very high winds when they were in flower a few weeks ago....boo-hoo !!

Earlier this week I bought some imported Italian ones in the market because I had a longing for them. They were rather disappointing unfortunately.......more boo-hoo !!!

I love home-made cherry jam, nothing quite like it.  laugh

 

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Sun 27-May-12
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I shall keep my fingers crossed for you Hattie.  The best flavoured of the imported cherries are usually from Turkey and sometimes the Rainier variety from USA.

I'll try that again!

Sun 27-May-12
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Am hoping for a good crop from my trees as I too love cherry jam. I have a big morello, several red and 2 yellow cherry trees. The morello is always a battle to beat the Starlings!

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Sun 27-May-12
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I'll come and fight them for you!  magic

I'll try that again!

Sun 27-May-12
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You have to be quick. As soon as they ripen the Starlings arrive, same with the hazlenuts and the squirrels in Autumn!

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Sun 27-May-12
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Made some lovely 'marmalade' recently - not the typical recipe though:

Smooth blended marmalade (makes about 5 lbs-ish)

1 grapefruit; 1 large sweet orange; 2 lemons - approx 750 gms / 1.5 lbs in weight

3 pints water; 1.5kg / 3 lbs sugar.

Wash thoroughly and chop fruits roughly;

Preserve the pips, placing in some muslin;

Put all in a pan, bring to boil and simmer for 2 hours;

Remove pips, and liquidise everything else till smooth.

Bring back to boil, add sugar, stirring till dissolved.

Boil till setting point is reached.

Pot and cover.

Very nice it is too.

This recipe was taken from a pull-out from Woman magazine - dd June 24 1972  !!

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Sun 27-May-12
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Liquidise? interesting

Mon 28-May-12
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Terrier said:

Liquidise? interesting

 

Yes, Jan, what I did, separately, was to simmer a large handful of peel cut into matchstick-size, and, after liquidising the rest, I added the matchstick ones to make it resemble 'marmalade' ! smile

That's the first time I tried that recipe, and if it is for the family, it's fine. However, if you're selling it, some may not like the idea ..... though it came out a pretty marmalade colour, and the taste is lovely. In fact, when I bought some in France, I believe it was made the same way as this. It's worth trying - honestly! laugh

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Mon 28-May-12
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sounds interesting!

 

In fact didnt get around to the jam today as hubby and I did 6 hours hard labour creating 2 raised beds in the garden; I am consequently totally and utterly pooped.  Will try to at least get the cherries off the tree tomorrow.  If not so be it; our other tree is much nicer anyway!

Mon 28-May-12
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Six hours?  In the heat?  You take care of yourself, we don't want you with any strains or sprains.

I'll try that again!

Thu 31-May-12
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I just LOVE this website big_hug everyone talks about the things that interest me smile

I love cherry jam and cherries and so does my hubby who has been told to eat them to help with gout!

We have 2 little cherry trees and this would be their 3rd year. We were so looking forward to a small crop this year but they are not looking at all healthy and I thought it might be our fault for not doing something that should have been done to them in Autumn or Spring eeek

Now after reading this thread I realise maybe it was the weather to blame and not us.....phew. Still very disappointing though.

I buy beautiful big dark red cherries from local farm every year (bit pricey) but irresistible, and as you probably remember from all my questions made jam with some of them. Everyone went mad for it and I keep getting asked for more. It was one of the hardest I made to get a set with but will definitely make more this year.

 

Also....and thanks yet again to Hattie, another really interesting marmalade recipe. Must make a note of that one.

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Thu 31-May-12
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mauramac said:

 

Also....and thanks yet again to Hattie, another really interesting marmalade recipe. Must make a note of that one.

 

Hattie?   eeek    big_laugh   big_laugh

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Thu 31-May-12
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Oh my Lord doh

I'm so sorry Val, I was trying to read two posts on different threads eeek and I should know better.

Thanks for your recipe, funny enough I have just this minute printed it off.

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