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Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
« Reply #15870 on: September 21, 2019, 01:31:08 pm »
Went to Creswick market and it rained heavily the whole time we were there. I wanted to buy one very large potato to make potato cakes.  The man on the stall insisted that I not pay, so I told him I would bring him some jam next Market. He was delighted.  Said he would keep me in potatoes for a year in exchange for jam.  Looks like the jam currency has started.  ;D

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« Reply #15871 on: September 21, 2019, 09:25:16 pm »
Hooray I am finally getting emails from the forum again!

I am not surprised your jam is currency Chookie!

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« Reply #15872 on: September 22, 2019, 02:23:47 am »
That good news Gert.  Wonder what the problem was.
Just found an interesting item in the Guardian newspaper about Jam.
Talking to myDS this morning about jam making.  She wanted to know what recipes I use.  Told her I have my own formula and use the TMX.  :D

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« Reply #15873 on: September 22, 2019, 03:22:39 am »
That would have been the end of that conversation Chookie LOL.
Welcome back on air Gert. Are you using your TMX much these days?
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« Reply #15874 on: September 22, 2019, 08:41:05 am »
That sounds like an excellent idea Chookie.

Hi again Gert. Welcome back.
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Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
« Reply #15875 on: September 22, 2019, 10:08:36 pm »
I thought everyone was off the air!

Yup I use it weekly but not daily. I am just not as enthused with the TM5 as it is sooo slow. Also not cooking for anyone but me these days..

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Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
« Reply #15876 on: September 23, 2019, 02:37:07 am »
Notes on Jam.  I have 4 basic TMX Jam formulas. All on my blog but also posted on the Forum.
Dried Apricot , fresh Apricot, Strawberry and Lemon and Carrot Marmalade. I buy Jam Setta and often use 1 teaspoon of this added to any overripe fruit. I love making it in the TMX as it is so predictable.  Usually make 4 medium jars at a time.

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« Reply #15877 on: September 23, 2019, 09:37:54 am »
I made some Strawberry Jam yesterday.
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Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
« Reply #15878 on: September 29, 2019, 12:52:58 am »
Cookie, Strawberries are lovely at the moment.  The buyer at Woolies told me they come from Queensland and have more flavour than the Summer ones from Victoria. I think he is correct.

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« Reply #15879 on: September 29, 2019, 01:23:10 am »
Chookie, I ate a whole punnet the other day for my evening meal as Id been out to lunch.  They were delicious and I agree with the Woolies chap wholeheartedly.
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Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
« Reply #15880 on: October 04, 2019, 11:57:14 pm »
We had the best blueberries ever from woolies , huge ones so tasty . I devoured half a punnet . Wounder what blueberry jam would be like ?

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« Reply #15881 on: October 05, 2019, 12:37:03 am »
K Atie, blueberry jam is disappointing.  But add blueberries to strawberries and the jam is better.

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« Reply #15882 on: October 05, 2019, 02:17:48 am »
Thank you Chookie .

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« Reply #15883 on: October 05, 2019, 08:25:16 am »
K Atie, blueberry jam is disappointing.  But add blueberries to strawberries and the jam is better.

Im making some more strawberry jam and I have blueberries so I will do it. Thanks.
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Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
« Reply #15884 on: October 06, 2019, 10:31:38 am »
As K Atie said Woolworths have lovely Blueberries at the moment.  I served some with a lemon coconut slice from Green Kitchen.  Bit too coconutty for us.  Needed the Blueberries.