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Removing strong smells from jars
Sun 13-Nov-11
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mauramac
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I know the answer to this is somewhere on here but do you think I can find it aargh

I am such a numpty when it comes to finding things using the search function so I am throwing myself on your mercy and asking please where is this useful tip?

Many thanks,

Maura

p.s.. I have seen it referred to on the blog but can't even find a search box there doh

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Sun 13-Nov-11
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Hows this for coincidence? No sooner than I had posted this message I found the tip on the blog!

I was looking for an apple/pear chutney recipe and there it was (the tip) on same page.

Goof old bicarb of soda.... I should have known.

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Sun 13-Nov-11
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just popped in to say bicarb and saw you already know!

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Mon 14-Nov-11
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Thanks Aly - I appreciate you taking the time. Good old Bicarb - cure all for just about everything ok

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Mon 14-Nov-11
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And if that doesn't shift it, a bit of white vinegar followed by the bicarb

Tue 15-Nov-11
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As a last resort some milton. But that leaves a smell of it's own...

Wed 16-Nov-11
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Just a thought - does anyone have any ingenious way of marking their jars so they know the jam from the chutney ones?

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Wed 16-Nov-11
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different coloured lids, red gingham style for jam, blue for chutney. I do also make labels as I like the look when they are lined up in the pantry!

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Wed 16-Nov-11
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Same here, I cheat and buy gingham patterned muffin cases from sainsbury's (75 for less than a quid), they come in packs of red and blue and sit lovely as little covers with elastic bands. I use red for the savourys and blue for the jams. They look lovely on my stall and are much easier that what I did last year, which was cutting up oddments of material and using that.

I still do that for hampers, but for the rest the sainsbury bun cases are brill

Wed 16-Nov-11
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What a brilliant idea Jan - thanks for that!

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Thu 17-Nov-11
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Terrier said:

Same here, I cheat and buy gingham patterned muffin cases from sainsbury's (75 for less than a quid), they come in packs of red and blue and sit lovely as little covers with elastic bands. I use red for the savourys and blue for the jams. They look lovely on my stall and are much easier that what I did last year, which was cutting up oddments of material and using that.

I still do that for hampers, but for the rest the sainsbury bun cases are brill

 

Great idea and will definitely be doing that for my supply in the pantry but I have had to put quite a bit of my stock into boxes in the garage as the dreaded builders are due and then realised how hard it would be to identify the contents of the jars (I have kept chutneys separate from the jams). So, thought maybe I would buy circular labels and just print a picture on them of whatever was in jar and that way I could instantly see from the top what was in jar.....but how blooming difficult is it to buy round labels frown Have found a couple of companies that sell them on A4 sheets. There are 24 labels per sheet and they are 45mm diameter but cheapest I could find was £15.79 per box of 20 sheets. Thats a lot of labels but an expensive way to solve the problem especially as I label everything with contents on the front as well.

By the way Jan, what did you rename your hedgerow jelly in the end and was it a success?

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Thu 17-Nov-11
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Do you really need circular ones? If the contents of the jars are for your own consumption, slightly larger and square would do, surely, or even non-sticky but with an elastic band? (Printed on A4, and good old-fashioned scissors to cut up the paper!  smile )

That sounds a lot of money for something that isn't really necessary. Doesn't it?

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Thu 17-Nov-11
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Yes you are quite right - it isn't really necessary and I should have thought it through before wasting my time on computer yesterday looking for labels doh

You have given me a really good idea - I think I'll get my grandsons to cut out paper covers and decorate them for me with fruit or whatever is appropriate for the jars.

They love messing about with paper and art work so it will keep them amused as well.

Thank you Supreme Being - just what I needed welldone

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Thu 17-Nov-11
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You're very welcome, Maura.

I can see the grandchildren having a fab time!

I was doing the same thing with my grandchildren yesterday - just colouring, and after doing my arty-bit, 3-yr-old grandson scribbled all over it and said "There you are, I've made it pretty for you!"

Bless.

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Thu 17-Nov-11
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 big_laugh That me laugh out loud - I had exactly same done to my efforts a few years ago. What we have to put up with eh? My youngest grandson is now 10 but he still spends hours drawing and fiddling about with bits of paper and glue. He is what I would describe as an old fashioned 10 year old (thank God), he still loves the simple things in life and is a complete joy to have around - most of the time. He's not perfect, but he does make me laugh. The eldest is 12 (going on 20) and going through the grumpy teenager stageyawn meaning he is bored with just about everything, but I still catch him sneaking a sideways look when he sees us rolling around laughing or doing something daft and you can see he would really love to join in, but that wouldn't be cool now would it.

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