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Print your own labels for bottles and jars
Fri 9-Oct-09
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I was working in a young couple's house once and noticed that all their homemade produce was labelled with their own printed labels. Later I discovered that Avery labels give away free software for designing and printing your own labels. I wrote an article about it here. Once you have designed your template, printing out the labels is much quicker than writing them out by hand.

Fri 9-Oct-09
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I want to do just that!  The only trouble is I've put the labels I was going to use in a safe place ... 

Fri 16-Oct-09
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IF you need clip art to give interest to your labels, then you will need to download some as the avery programme is a bit thin on the ground!

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OH uses the Avery software to print her marmalade, jam and jelly labels.

 Are we having fun yet? I am!

Thu 4-Oct-12
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I was given some homemade jam and marmalade by the lady we are buying our dog from last weekend.  Hers also had the printed labels on and it does make a difference in the presentation.  What I really want though is a round label I can put on the jar lid.  That is the bit we don't recycle and it would mean not having to scrape a gummy label off a bottle when it is to be reused...

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You can get round sticky labels Rob, not sure if avery do a template for them, I started trying to format a label for my stuff on Avery, but a friend did a set up for me in a sort of mail merge document and they work fine and look great, even have my logo from my business cards on them.

Fri 5-Oct-12
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The Avery round labels  Avery product number L7104

 

And the online template designer 

 

I have just fired up my copy of Avery's DesignPro [free] software (I use it for my Smoked Garlic address lables) and the template is there to use to design your own round labels.

 

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Fri 5-Oct-12
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Hi Terrier and Sumprat, thanks for that! I shall go play around.

 

Sumprat - as you do smoked garlic, have you by any chance ever made smoked mushrooms (usually button mushrooms that are sliced, semi-dried then smoked and preserved in oil - delicious stuff)?

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Rob12 said:

Hi Terrier and Sumprat, thanks for that! I shall go play around.

 

Sumprat - as you do smoked garlic, have you by any chance ever made smoked mushrooms (usually button mushrooms that are sliced, semi-dried then smoked and preserved in oil - delicious stuff)?

WOW! What a suggestion. laugh ok

I have smoked mushrooms but not like this. And now that I have my dehydrator I am all set up. How dry should the 'shrooms be?

 

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SumpRat said:

 

WOW! What a suggestion. laughok

I have smoked mushrooms but not like this

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Fri 5-Oct-12
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ep said:

SumpRat said:

The Chief of Police for your neck of the woods has just applied for a warrant. I should lie low…eeekeeek

 

doh     big_laugh

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Lol, whenever I discuss these I normally add in the disclaimers…

The ones that I had were pretty dry – not quite porcini mushroom dry but if you can imagine those if they had been dipped in water for just a minute or two you get the idea…however I suspect it is a matter of personal taste as well.  The person I bought them from ran a smokery in the west of Ireland that unfortunately burnt down a few years ago (there is a joke in there somewhere I'm sure).  She did only vegetarian products – smoked semi-sundried tomatoes, the mushrooms and a range of smoked soft cheeses.

 

The mushrooms were quite strongly flavoured – I ate them neat or added them by the teaspoonful to risottos for the flavour…bulked the dish out with regular mushrooms though.

 

Simply put they were/are a wonderful product and I am gutted that I can't get them anymore…so…if you are successful I will be your first and most loyal customer.

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Rob12 said:

Simply put they were/are a wonderful product and I am gutted that I can't get them anymore…so…if you are successful I will be your first and most loyal customer.

You can be my guinea  pig wink

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Simon, have you had a go at smoking chillies?, a friend of mine is nagging me to make some more chipotle chilli chutney that I made a few years ago, I think I made it before with a jar of chipotle paste...but just wondering

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Terrier said:

Simon, have you had a go at smoking chillies?, a friend of mine is nagging me to make some more chipotle chilli chutney that I made a few years ago, I think I made it before with a jar of chipotle paste...but just wondering

I should be able to smoke and dry (or dry and smoke) some chillies for you. 

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