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Leading the Way

At this time of year we are busy thinking of Christmas plans, things for our own family and what to make or gift to those further afield. At Rosie's Preserving School we try to present ideas for quick, easy and cost-effective preserves to make lots of different Christmas gifts for hampers, stockings, table gifts,...

Tomatoes for passata and ketchup

The Wonder that is the Tomato

Now that I have found great ways to preserve tomatoes that suit our family preferences (I didn't say faddiness!) I grow as many as possible. All kinds, all colours, all in a small plastic greenhouse and some outside mixed in with the flowers. And some in hanging baskets. And tall tins that had Christmas...

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Preserving Preserving

"If you learn, teach If you get, give" - Maya Angelou My hero, Maya Angelou. If I can't express what I feel I usually find that she has done it for me already, beautifully and kindly. There is so much that I feel about the current imbalances in our lives around the World -...

why pressure can food?

Why Pressure Can?

So, You Are Thinking of Pressure Canning? There are so many pressures (no pun intended) on us in modern life - family life, working life, money, time, and much more. There are many layers to all of these aspects - family life doesn't just mean children and spouse but aging parents who may need...

Jar Labeling Kits

You Are Your Best Thing Toni Morrison Your homemade preserves are special - unique in fact. Unlike anyone else's. With homemade preserves more comes out of the jar than goes in by way of ingredients. If you eat it yourself you have memories - a walk collecting wild blackberries, your friend gifting you a...

meal planning bread and butter pickle in half gallon pickle jar

Meal Planning

For every minute spent organising an hour is earned - Benjamin Franklin Meal Planning If you are always chasing your tail with yet another meal that has to appear only for it to be dispatched either in several thankless seconds or rejected with disdain - you need help! Make some time to go through...

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