Stack of Recipe booksJam Recipes and Expert Jam Making Advice

Wendy shares her recipes and jam making advice. There are a couple of recipes that are secret, but I’m sure you won’t mind!  Some ideas have been passed down to me through the family, while others have emerged from my own trial, error and experience.

Making Wendy’s Tomato Relish

Making Wendy's Tomato Relish We thought it was time to share some interesting insights into the making of Wendy's Tomato relish. There are quite a few steps in the process that leads to the ever popular Tomato Relish. For those who are hoping to learn what secret...

Recipe for Beetroot Relish

​Recipe for Beetroot Relish We have received many requests for a recipe for Beetroot Relish. Here is Wendy's preferred Beetroot Relish recipe. Keep in mind that it does not reach full flavour until about 4 weeks after making.If you want the relish for a special...

Timing and stirring secrets of jam making

Timing and Stirring Secrets of Jam Making Jam making involves a lot of stirring. Timing the addition of ingredients, managing temperatures and sticking are very important. I was just making some jam this morning and thought of these important tips for all jam making....

Recipe for Pineapple Jam

Recipe for Pineapple Jam We have included this recipe for pineapple jam for you to try. When pineapples are plentiful and cheap, like now, that is the perfect time to make homemade pineapple jam. Pineapple jam is rarely stocked in supermarkets, so making your own...

Recipe for Peach and Passionfruit Jam

Recipe for Peach and Passionfruit Jam Here is a recipe for peach and passionfruit jam. You might like to give it a go. Ingredients: 1 kg of cling stone peaches (eg golden queens) peeled, seeded, and chopped finely ½ cup of lemon juice 440g white sugar approx. ( 2-3...

Jam Making – How to Pick Blackberries

Picking Blackberries for Making Jam If you are planning some Blackberry Jam Making, there are some things to consider before going out and picking blackberries. Don’t listen to your parents when they tell you how much fun they had picking blackberries when they were...

Jam Making – How to Sterilize Jars

How to Sterilize Jars for homemade Jam Jam making is a multi step process. It includes the need to sterilize the jars. Wendy, of Wendy's Crafts, will step you through the how, when and why of Jam Making - How to Sterilise Jars. 3 Steps related to sterilizing jars for...