I cannot believe how fast the time goes! I have been making jam this week - Raspberry ( as I found some raspberries in the freezer that I didn't know I Had! ) and Victoria Plum. Feels good to get the shelves filled up a little bit. My excuse to customers that I had been really busy over the Christmas period was wearing a bit thin!
When I freeze the plums in the Autumn, I weigh them out first and then count how many there are in each bag. That way I know how many stones I have to find!
By the way - this is what a rolling boil should look like . . . .
I have also been making some Lemon Curd, which is a lovely thing to have around over Easter for an extra special breakfast spread, the filling for a sponge cake, or stirred through whipped cream for a banana pavlova.
You can see how to make it by looking back at my blog from 2014!
There are step-by-step instructions and plenty of photographs and you can have it all done in under 15 minutes.
We have some new products on Lovejars site - great presents for Easter and we can post direct for you if that helps.
They are designed as starter kits to help someone get, well, started, They'll need ingredients of course but all of the instructions are in the box with jars and other necessary items. Take a look . . .
There's Chutney, Jam, Marmalade and Mustard
So, if you are planning on making a few preserves over Easter get your code and get stocked up.
We will be having the ten-prize competition in my next blog and you could win it! What do they say though? You have to be in it to catch the ball. Not that the prize is a ball.