Sterilizing your jars or cans is very important to ensure the maximum shelf-life of your preserves. It’s fairly quick and can be done in a multitude of ways, so make sure your jars are prepped and ready. TIP: If bottling hot food, try and time your sterilizing process to end when your food is ready to […]
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I have to admit, hearing people talking about jam pans, special thermometers and getting just the right temperature, I was always a bit intimidated by the idea of making jam. This year however, we had such a glut of raspberries that there really wasn’t anything else I could have done with them so I decided […]
You may or may not have encountered wheat bags, fabric pouches filled with cleaned wheat grains that you can put in the microwave and warm up. They’re wonderful on cold nights and (providing you have a microwave of course), much less trouble than a hot water bottle. You can also put them in the freezer […]
There’s no doubt about it, things have been tough the last few years and they are rapidly getting tougher. Food prices are rising steadily, fuel costs are going up and the last fortnight has seen the top energy suppliers in the UK putting their prices up by 8%-11%. This means that no matter how careful […]
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