As well as my encyclopaedic stash of craft materials, I also have a crafting library to rival Amazon. It’s time to dive in and actually use them. Cue a rummage on the shelves to find something to create.
I’ve had this Good Housekeeping Preserves book for many years. I think it may have been a purchase from one of those book clubs that leave piles of books in workplaces. As I left my last workplace about 8 years ago before working from home and raising my girls, it’s been on the shelf for a long time!
In all that time, I’ve only made one recipe – a rather yummy rhubarb and ginger conserve to use up a glut of rhubarb from my garden one year. As a WI Vice President, I feel it is my duty to have more adventures in the world of jam.9
900g of strawberries, 1kg of jam sugar and 1/2 a lemon later and ta-dah!
Result – 3.5 jars of very yummy strawberry jam. I can hold my head up high in the WI, and I’ve rediscovered a book I’d forgotten I had. Flicking through, there are lots of recipes for jams, marmalades, pickles, drinks and sauces to try.
Anyone for lemon curd?