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Jam in a Gift Box in time for Mothers’ Day

Jam in a Gift Box in time for Mothers’ Day

Jam in a Gift Box - by Wendy's Crafts Wendy has been setting up her Craft stall at many Markets in New South Wales for about 7 years. The range of jam, marmalade and relishes on offer has grown, as has the demand from her clients. Wendy has recently added the...

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Muslin cloth for cooking jam

Muslin cloth for cooking jam

​Have you tried Muslin cloth for cooking jam or marmalade Muslin cloth for cooking jam is a familiar and traditional piece of equipment for makers of jam.  Reusing muslin cloth is also a traditional practice that is environmentally and economically sensible. Finding...

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Choko Pickles

Choko Pickles

Add Choko Pickles to your next lunch Just when you thought that Wendy's Crafts range of homemade jams and relishes was complete, there is another addition. Choko Pickles. Where there is an abundant crop, Wendy swings into action. What else would you do when a...

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Removing Jar labels (and reuse jars)

Removing Jar labels (and reuse jars)

Removing Jar labels - a better way One thing that jam makers are very good at is finding jars to use to make their jams.  Whether it is getting them from friends or the local op-shop, there is always one little problem that has to be dealt with.  Removing the label...

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How to jar jam – without a funnel

How to jar jam – without a funnel

Transferring the jam into your jars. Transferring the jam into the jars - sounds easy when your Mum is on hand to show you how. This how my Mum showed me how to get the jam into the jars. What do I use to Transfer Hot Jam? I was lucky when I first started making jam...

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The right Cherry Pitter for Jam Making

The right Cherry Pitter for Jam Making

How a Cherry Pitter changed my Jam Making. Pitting cherries for Cherry Jam can be a chore but I have found the right Cherry Pitter for jam making.  The mess can be greatly reduced and pain is zero. Why do I make Cherry Jam? My parents live in Wagga Wagga NSW, which is...

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Why and how of Green Tomato Pickles

Why and how of Green Tomato Pickles

The why and how of Green Tomato Pickles My red tomatoes become Tomato Relish. At the end of tomato growing season, there are always tomatoes that do not ripen and go red. The green tomatoes become Green Tomato Pickles. This Green Tomato Pickles Recipe is a welcome...

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Have you tried a Yoghurt Scone recipe?

Have you tried a Yoghurt Scone recipe?

Yoghurt scones - a refreshing change I love a classic scone. The simplicity of the three ingredients never ceases to amaze me and memories of another time flood back when I make them. Sarah Jade, the 30 something daughter of a friend, decided we needed a bit of a...

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Im so sorry that I was not at Sutherland Shire Farmers Market this morning. When I started out, my van went through water on a part of the Princes Highway that I have never seen before. I turned around to maybe try again in a little while, going through that water again.  The van almost stalled and on the short journey home I went through more water.  I then set out when it had stopped raining and went in the opposite direction, to see 5 cars ahead of me, stalled in a creek that normally flows under the bridge. Back home again.

I'm so sorry that I was not at Sutherland Shire Farmers' Market this morning. When I started out, my van went through water on a part of the Princes Highway that I have never seen before. I turned around to maybe try again in a little while, going through that water again. The van almost stalled and on the short journey home I went through more water. I then set out when it had stopped raining and went in the opposite direction, to see 5 cars ahead of me, stalled in a "creek" that normally flows under the bridge. Back home again. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago
Because it is Easter this weekend, I am sure you are all wondering what is happening with the markets. There is no Wollongong markets, but I will be at the Sutherland Shire markets on Saturday and the Bulli markets on Sunday. Hope to see you all there!

Because it is Easter this weekend, I am sure you are all wondering what is happening with the markets. There is no Wollongong markets, but I will be at the Sutherland Shire markets on Saturday and the Bulli markets on Sunday. Hope to see you all there! ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago