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preserving today?
Wed 6-Aug-14
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Husband has requested onion marmalade, will google for a recipe.  I must get round to jam making with our frozen strawberries/blueberries.

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Wed 6-Aug-14
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Making Fiona's greengage jam today. Just a small batch, OH's greengages still not quite ready to pick, the ones I picked  were a few advanced ones.

Probably be ready next week, so will pick some for jamming and some for dessert use and freeze any surplus if there is any- in completion with a neighbour for the fruit.

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Wed 6-Aug-14
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Put a post on hear last night asking Tina if she would share her cucumber relish but it seems to have disappearedwhat_the_heck

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Wed 6-Aug-14
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Sorry wires crossed , just found it on the other thread

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Wed 6-Aug-14
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Greengage jam made, 355 g fruit made a 1lb jar. Set looks good already, just filled jar.

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Wed 6-Aug-14
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Yum! Hope my damson jam goes as well on Friday.

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Wed 6-Aug-14
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I would love some greengages but none available around here yet .......BUT.....guess what, I have Mulberries....Yay. So excited as never had any before. They have a most unusual taste, sweet but tart if that makes sense. Got to get cracking on them this week in time for our next market on 10th Aug, so will e looking at recipes soon.

Yesterday I used up some of the 6kg plums given to us by making Ginger flavoured Dumpsie Dearie Jam. It has apples and pears in it as well and is scrummy. Made it last year and it sold very well. Got a huge bag of fresh root ginger at local market for £1....bargain.

Also have lemons and limes infusing on stove ready to turn into marmalade tomorrow - but not sure if to go shredless this time, like the Roses Lime marmalade....what do you think? It's hard for me to know which is best as I'm not a fan of lime marmalade.

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Wed 6-Aug-14
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I like shredless lime marmalade, not had any for ages.

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Wed 6-Aug-14
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Terri - if you ever run short of jars try http://www.freemanharding.co.uk/ they are so much cheaper than Lakeland who must beone of the most expensive stores in the UK for jam equipment. Even with postage costs they work out so much cheaper - we go and collect from the factory which is in Erith and only takes about half and hour each way. I don't use the honey jars with metal lids - mine have plastic twist off ones - sold them all yesterday. Money went straight into Hospital collecting tin and the guy also bought another 30 of my 1lb jars so I am gradually clearing the garage!

Aly - do you know the huge preserving pans I'm talking about? They are not copper but I can't find any info about them on the internet. I'm hoping my friend will have a look for me when she is next in France. No damsons ready here yet which is a huge relief as I'm up to my armpits in plums - bumper crops this year.

Are you wanting to come back to UK? Just noticed your signature.

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Wed 6-Aug-14
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Won't be any time soon but yes the plan is to return to the UK at sometime.

I haven't seen any extra large pans here but that does not mean they aren't here. Will keep an eye open.

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Thu 7-Aug-14
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Hello Peeps!  Happy Friday Eve! wave

Maura ~ I've only had to buy jars once and I got them through ColouredBottles.co.uk.  The small orcio jars I got at Lakeland were purposely gotten for my samples so I'm not selling them.  I also got them when they were on sale (3 for 2). okI don't really buy much preserving equipment there but do buy a lot of other stuff!  Any jars that I don't want, I try to get rid of first on Freecycle; if no takers, then they go to the recycling bin.

Sooliz ~ I have a recipe for Caramelised Red Onion Marmalade if you're interested (which reminds me that I need to make some more!).  Be happy to post it here; let me know.

And speaking of marmalade, yesterday I made Lemon Ginger Marmalade.  It's another of my best sellers along with Orange Ginger and plain Orange marmalade. 

Today I've got Mirabelle plums cooking to make jelly tomorrow.  I didn't realise that the other plum tree in the back garden was this variety.  It's got a massive amount of fruit on it and this morning I pulled about 2.5kg off so should get a decent amount.  In case anyone doesn't know, Mirabelles are very small yellow plums, about the size of a walnut.

Have a good afternoon all!

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Thu 7-Aug-14
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Terri yes please post your recipe for onion marmalade, is it a long keeping one, I have seen lots of recipes but non that keep.

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Thu 7-Aug-14
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Yes please, Terri.

Lucky you having a Mirabelle tree in your garden.......the only Mirabelles I've seen growing wild around here are 2 that are both on the side of busy main roads - so nowhere to park and not sure I'd want them growing in traffic fumes anyway!

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Thu 7-Aug-14
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While looking through my Pam Corbin Preserves Book, I came across this, something I have never seen before, but am certainly going to give it a try.

Souper-Mix.

250 G Leek

200 G Fennel

200 G Carrot

250 G Celeriac

50 G Sun Dried Tomatoes

2-3 Garlic Cloves

100 G Parsley

100 G Coriander

250 G Salt

Method     Put all Ingredients in Processor, blend into a grainy Paste

spoon into Sterile Jars with Vinigar proof Lids.

Makes 3  340 G Jars. Will keep 6 Months.

Any Veg can be used in the proportions given. G  stands for Grammes.

Mon 11-Aug-14
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That's a lot of salt!

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