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

Insights into Wendy's Crafts Tomato Relish Wendy expanded her Market Stall of homemade jams into Wollongong in 2015, followed by Sutherland, Bulli and Kiama. Tomato Relish, using Beth's secret recipe, became an overnight success among market visitors. Being in...

Recipe for Beetroot Relish

​Recipe for Beetroot Relish Ingredients 1 bunch of beetroot (650g) 1 brown onion 1 granny smith apple 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup white wine vinegar Extra Tips: Lightly pack the cup of brown sugar Wendy uses really good quality knives. The one pictured came from a Company...

Timing and stirring secrets of jam making

Timing and Stirring is key to Jam Making I was just making some jam this morning and thought of these important tips for all jam making. Also, the more jam you make the easier it becomes. Get to it! Tip # 1  The best time to add sugar when making jam Adding sugar at...

Recipe for Pineapple Jam

Recipe for Pineapple Jam   Ingredients: 1 ripe pineapple 2 cups of sugar The juice of 2 limes 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped ( keep the bean) Extra Tip Use the juice of limes not lemons for this jam Method: Remove crown, base and from the pineapple. Cut pineapple in...

Recipe for Peach and Passionfruit Jam

Peach and Passionfruit Jam 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 cups) 1/3 cup of passionfruit pulp  (cut the passionfruit in half and scoop out the pulp with...

Jam Making – How to Pick Blackberries

Picking Blackberries 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 kids.  Yes, they probably have fond memories, but it’s like childbirth.  If you...

Jam Making – How to Sterilize Jars

Preparing jars and lids for Jam I always use glass jars for all my homemade jams. Each jar is washed thoroughly, rinsed and drained. All jars are then sterilized. Now most sources I have seen have suggested immersing the jars and lids in boiling water. My Mum taught...