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How to fix jam that is too runny

A few weeks ago I decided to whip up a No-Sugar Strawberry Jam, wanting savour the berry flavours in the coming autumn months.  On the weekend I couldn’t wait any longer and popped open a jar to …

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How to tell when Jam is set

The key to a perfect jam is getting a perfect set, meaning the fruit, pectin and sugar reacted together to gel. The trick is how to tell when your jam has set. There are a few things …

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Top ten tips for perfect Jam every time

We’ve all had that frustrating moment when no matter how many times to you re-read the ‘oh-so-easy’ recipe your jam just doesn’t look like its meant to.  Sometimes recipes don’t tell you all the info you need to be able …

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What type of jar should be used for preserving?

There are plenty of different types of preserving jars available in the market however not all jars are created equal and cutting corners could cost you not only time, but also your fresh harvest.  As tempting as …

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Top preserving tips you wont find in the manual

Sometimes recipes just don’t give you all the information you need.  We all know with time and experience you develop a ‘knack’of how you go about preserving but wouldn’t it have been nice to know a …

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What is Water bath preserving?

We all preserve food for different reasons – to save money, as a hobby or to have greater control of what you consume.  For me it is partly the sense of achievement of turning a bowl …

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