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Conserves, preserves and jam

As my we were tootling along somewhere, for no remembered reason, we began to talk about jam… maybe we had started by talking about marmalade, the making of which we are experts, or maybe it was something else which triggered the conversation, but we began to wonder what the difference was between preserves and conserves and how they were different from jams. 504 more words

Food

Spiced Grape Jelly

Think of drinking wine under a vine-covered trellis and you’ll probably be transported back to the heady romance of a holiday in Greece or Italy. I don’t have so far to travel. 449 more words

Fruit

Ball Blue Book 1956 Jam and Jelly Recipes

Old recipes are things of beauty.

Looking through old recipes books is a lot like reading pages of history.  Recipes are a history of our tastes and habits as they change through the years, as well as a history of our economic and social changes.  197 more words

Frugal Living

Recipe | Elderflower Syrup

Difficulty: * | ***
Preparation time: 15mins + 5 days of resting

It’s been elderflower blooming season not long ago and since we live in a green area right next to a national park (with tons of Elderflower trees) one day my mom and me thought that it would be neat to make our own syrup this year…. 134 more words

Food

A jar of carrot cake in a jam bar

He served me a slice of carrot cake in a jar. The young, eager waiter explained that it was too soft and gooey that it didn’t present well on a dessert plate. 633 more words

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