Apricot and Vanilla Jam

I was really hoping to have my latest crochet project ready to share with you this week.  However, I’m only half way through.  Funny how some projects seem to progress slower than expected! Last year we had a great time at our local pick your own.  We haven’t made it so far this year –…

Speedy Jam Sponge Pudding

It’s cold, dark and windy outside.  Welcome to winter!  This time of year necessitates old school style puddings in my opinion.  However, spending a few hours steaming a pudding is not my idea of fun. I love this pudding because it’s super quick to make and uses ingredients you will already have in your cupboard. …

How to Make Jam

I had a great time at my local pick your own this weekend, which resulted in 22 jars of jam!  Not bad for a day’s work.  If you have one near you, I would recommend checking it out because you can get great fruit at great prices, and it’s fun too! We skipped the strawberries…

Rhubarb and Ginger Jam

This is my favourite jam.  I have never seen it in the shops, and I don’t know why because it is a gorgeous combination! It is lovely on toast, especially with peanut butter, and it’s also great in an old-school jam pudding with custard. I usually make double or treble this recipe, but I only…

Strawberry and Plum Jam

A few years ago my father-in law gave me about 2kgs of plums.  I like plums but am not a fan of them cooked, so I had to look at a way of using them up other than stewing and freezing them!  I heard about this book on jams and chutneys on Women’s Hour (which…