First time preserver

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  1. DarrenP

    DarrenP Well-Known Member Premium Member GOLD

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    Since moving into our country cottage, we have made an effort to be more self-sufficient and make more for ourselves. My very clever wife has made bread from scratch, including sourdough. She has also made butter from cream, and yoghurt from scratch.
    As a consequence, when the apricots ripened, she told me I should make some jam. So I followed a recipe online, and made 2 jars of apricot jam that doesn't taste too bad, if I say so myself. I've also pickled some beetroot which turned out quite well. Last week I had a go at zucchini relish.
     
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    All Good DarrenP & Cleaver Wife! :thumbsup:

    There is a far greater provenance, therefore value & satisfaction to food that you have created yourself. I'm not talking monetary value although I'm sure that comes into it, but its more to do with how you cherish the food stuff.

    Apricot jam.... yum!
     
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    Thanks ClissAT. With our bounty of zucchinis, I'm thinking of bread and butter pickles as well. My wife's favourite.
     
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    Heres a link to a blog I often read written by a lady who lives not too far from me.
    She's a writer of books explaining old fashioned home techniques.

    You'll also find a recipe for Bread & Butter Cucumbers.

    https://down---to---earth.blogspot.com.au/2018/01/
     
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    Awesome keep up the great work, it’s lots of fun preserving and then even more fun eating it
     
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    Kasalia http://retired2006.blogspot.com.au/ Premium Member GOLD

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    Once bitten as they say @DarrenP . Preserving does save money as when food is in season it is cheaper. Plus no preservatives . If you also grow it, even better.Congratulations on making such a good start.

    Should you want another forum all about how to make,bake, pickle,sew,knit etc.

    http://thehomemakers.freeforums.net

    has it covered.
     
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    Let us know how it goes using zucchini - I figure they're close enough to cucumber to taste pretty similar?
     
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