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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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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