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My first go at making jam
Thu 15-Aug-19
3:35 am
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I have a wild greengage tree with some good fruits on it, and I'm going to give it a go. 


new jam jars are 50 p each but store bough cheap and nasty jam Is 27 p so could I put my Jam straight into these presumably sterile at the factory jars after I empty out the junk inside ?

Thu 15-Aug-19
5:04 am

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Hello Waterworks and welcome.

Yes, you can use jars that have contained something else, I do it all the time.  Whilst they're sterilised in the factory, once we've opened them they're no longer sterile, so I would still wash them.  If you have a dishwasher, that'll do the trick, if not, then handwash in hot soapy water, rinse and dry in the oven on low heat (they'll crack if it's too hot).  Sorry if I'm teaching you to suck eggs!

Don't throw out the cheap factory jam (we're all about reusing and less waste here) - use it to fill sponge cakes or heat and use as a fruity sauce for icecream.  

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

Fri 16-Aug-19
3:06 pm

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Hallo Waterworks, and Welcome, and hallo Sue.x

First of all, ask everyone for Jars, you will get a few. Send to Lakeland, for ars, they will be cheaper than buying am and tipping it out. Sorry, my jer, is not working. Wash your ars, new title, and sterilize in hot Oven, well medium heat. When am is ready, pot and put a Disc on top, don't forget to boil your Lids, as well, dry well, before screwing on to your am.

So far this Year, have made Strawberry, Raspberry, Strawberry/Raspberry, Apricot, still got loads to make, forgot Blackcurrent and Apple,Chutney, ust started, as my Apples, and Plums are not ready yet, but Made Courgette, Onion, and Apple. Going to pickle some Cucumber too, loads to do.

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