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Preperation for the big day!

TootlesTootles Posts: 1,469

I've been Jammin' all day! Started at 7.30am and just taking my apron off.

After much research, trials and errors, I've mastered (sort of!) most of my entries into the Preserves and Pickles Class for the village show next Saturday. I take pleasure in presenting (left to right);

Blackberry Jam (Thane Prince recipe but cutting corners!)

Blackberry Jam (Thane Prince recipe done correctly!)

Raspberry Jam (Dehlia Smith recipe)

Raspberry Jelly (Thane Prince recipe)

Mango and Greengage Jam (made up recipe - quite chuffed!)

Lemon Curd (Thane Prince recipe)

Lemon Curd (Mrs Beeton recipe)


 Tomorrow I'll finish off the Elderberry and Apple jelly, Strawberry jam and grapefruit marmalade. Then it's time to measure my cucumbers!! Can't wait!!



  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,728

    I met Bob Marley the year before he died.

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    Cor blimey! image

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  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,353

    I take it you know how he liked his doughnuts Hosta?  image

    That's a grand big display Tootles  image



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  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    Presumably, with jam in, FG.

    Did you grow your own mangoes, Tootles? image

    VERY impressive, whatever.  I've never managed more than on jam per session.   How did you get the blackberry to set in the end?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,913

    Well done Tootles!!! image


    Hostafan1 wrote (see)

    I met Bob Marley the year before he died.

    So did my friend Stevie P!  OMG you might know Stevie P! image   Did you have a game of football with him and he cut his leg?  That's Stevie P's story (he has many).   image

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  • Lily PillyLily Pilly Posts: 3,845

    Tootled you are bound to win! Looks fab don't forget to take photos

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  • TootlesTootles Posts: 1,469

    Thanks all. Back to it this morning! Kitchen full of lovely smells, and creative use of a chair to drain the fruit for jelly!



    Eeeek, I didn't think about having to have grown the produce! Just checked the rules and Pickles and Preserves can be from shop bought fruit and veg. Phew!

    Picked a load of fresh blackberries and followed the recipe more carefully. I think I may have over boiled it last week. This time I trusted the timings and despite it looking really funny, the wrinkle test worked so I bottled it up. 

    Im very excited about doing marmalade later! Not made it before. Tips very gratefully received! 


  • GWRSGWRS Posts: 8,402

    Gosh Tootles into full jam / chuntney production mode , love the chair draining , shows improvisation at its best image

    What had Bob Marley got to do with it , just being nosey ?image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,913

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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