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 2 kg Apples

2 cups Rose Petals (including some darker colours if possible)

1 Vanilla Bean (optional)


A little sugar or honey (optional) about 1 tbsp per bottle


Peel and halve apples, place in your...


10 cups SR Flour

1 teas sugar per 2 cups of flour

1/2 salt per 2 cups of flour

400-500g butter

Milk to mix


Sift flour, salt & sugar.

Soften butter then rub into flour using fingertips. 

Make well in centre...

Posted by in Preserving Pears ( smaller size pears are good for this recipe)

1 lemon

1 orange

2 tsp black peppercorns (lightly bruised)

1 tsp pimento berries (lightly bruised)

4 cm piece ginger, peeled and sliced

500 mL apple cider vinegar...

Ingredients  (makes 2 # 20 Bottles) 

Ripe purple figs - approx 1 kg

Shiraz 750 mL

2 Oranges ( skin only )

2 each cinnamon quill  , cloves, star anise

1 tbsp brown sugar (optional)



Wash figs, slice in half and...

Makes approx.8 x No 14 Bottles


2 kg Ripe feijoas washed roughly chopped
1.5 kg Demerara sugar (or granulated sugar)
180mL lemon juice
5 cm piece fresh ginger, grated
50g Jamsetta

Wash bottles thoroughly &...

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1 kg apples

500 g red dragon fruit

Honey (optional to taste )


Peel & core apples, slice and place in preserving pan with water, simmer gently.  Cut dragon fruit in half lengthwise and scoop out flesh,...

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This isn't really a recipe but it's so worth making.  You'll need a clean #36 or #65 Bottle and a little time ....the result makes for the best cocktails or spritzers you've had in ages.  Perfect for lockdown Happy...

Posted by in Jam & Chutney Making

Feijoas make delicious jams and jellies, they have a sweet aromatic scent, pair well with ginger.


 2 kg feijoas (approx)

5 cm fresh ginger chopped (optional)


1.25kg sugar

50 g Jamsetta


Chop feijoas...

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