Tag Archives: Preserves

Top 5 – Fruits to make jam with

When I was growing up my mum was a bit stingy with the sweet snacks.  We rarely had chocolate (or indeed any other) biscuits in the house.  Any yoghurt that she bought was eaten that day.  Lollies were things you … Continue reading

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Thursday Kitchen Cupboard – Plums

Last time I went up to mum & dads the kids were put to work picking plums, all very well and good except they insisted on bringing all the plums they’d picked, home with them.  This meant I had 7kgs … Continue reading

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How to Plait Garlic

I plaited my garlic yesterday, a little longer after harvest than ideal but it still worked fine.  I’m not the neatest plaiter (my daughter often ends up looking a bit disheveled after I have a go at her hair) but … Continue reading

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Beetroot & Orange Jam

It has been a good year for beetroot.  It has also been a fabulous year for oranges. Too fabulous for many of the farmers as bumper crops have lowered prices domestically whilst the high Australian dollar has seen export sales … Continue reading

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Beetroot & Date Chutney

When I was living abroad I came back to visit Australia on a few occasions and every time I would get some of my mum’s chutney (usually tomato) to take back with me.  Fortunately I didn’t ever have any breakages en … Continue reading

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