Foamy jam and how to remove it

While making a batch of fig jam this morning, I had a strange crossover between my love of making food and my love of drinking really good beer. I have seen people dealing with an excessively foamy pint by… well, never mind what they did to kill the head, but the thought that struck me […]

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Blueberry fruit butter

Fruit butters are extremely easy to make in your slow cooker and you can use any fruit to make a butter. Use this recipe and technique to design your own – substitute your favourite fruit for blueberries.   Blueberries – 5 pints / 10 cups / 2.25 litres / about 3.5 lbs / about 1.75 […]

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Blueberry pie filling

Part 2 of my short series on blueberries – pie! 7 cups blueberries, washed and sorted 1 2/3 cups sugar 2/3 cup ClearJel 2tbsp lemon juice OPTIONAL 12 drops blue food colouring 4 drops red food colouring 1tsp grated lemon zest Prepare your jars and lids in the usual way. Half fill a large stainless […]

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Blueberry Syrup

Blueberries are in season just now, so get out there and pick some yourself! Once you have a ridiculous amount of blueberries, what can you do with them? Well, I am here to help with a short series, starting with blueberry syrup. Prepare your jars and lids by thorough washing with soap and hot water. […]

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weekly links

Hyperpalatibility is a real problem. More ridiculously bad science/hysteria against healthy food. Folks, healthy food includes fat. Interesting Christian perspective on food stockpiling. The comments are wonderfully spiritual – stockpiling against contingencies doesn’t just mean *your* contingency: it means you can help your friends, neighbours, or families, when the s*** hits the fan. This article […]

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