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Quince jam

Each year the performance of my one quince tree is somewhere on a scale from ‘too many to know what to do with’ to ‘utterly overwhelming’. This year it’s off the scale. Every breath of wind brings an avalanche of … Continue reading

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Remarkably quick sorbet

At this time of year, I have one anxious eye on the rapidly maturing fruit on my trees and the other on the results of last year’s over-enthusiastic jam-making which are still clogging up the shelves of my larder. This … Continue reading

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Autumn jellies: quince

             Just when you think long hours standing stirring over  a hot stove are over, autumn fruits begin to come on tap. What order you get them in depends on the weather. Medlars, for example, … Continue reading

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Sterilising & Storing

To avoid food poisoning and stop your stored preserves from developing interesting mould cultures, all jams, marmalades, chutneys and bottled fruit or vegetables should be kept in properly sterilised jars. You can do this by plunging jars and their lids … Continue reading

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Peach jam

2011 will go down as the year of the peach. I’m not sure whether this is because we’ve simply had ideal peach conditions. Or whether it’s due to the fact that I bothered to spray my peach trees at appropriate … Continue reading

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