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.

Removing Jar labels

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...

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...