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Spiced preserved apples

April 30, 2018 Filed under Breakfast / Brunch

My neighbour has an overloaded apple tree and has asked me to help her deal with the fruit before it falls to the ground and rots. I have taken buckets of apples from her place plus some of her preserving jars so I can bottle the apples for her. Some of the jars will be plain apples in juice, others will be spiced.  Here is the recipe for spiced preserved apples.  If you just want them plain, then leave out the spices and flavours. Read more

How to – hints to help with making preserved sauces

January 29, 2014 Filed under How to...

When you  make tomato or plum sauce, the recipe will usually include a lot of sugar

You don’t put a lid on the pan because the liquid needs to evaporate so the sauce thickens.

You do need to keep stirring it so sauce doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan and burn. this can happen because of the amount of sugar in the recipe.

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