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    • Pink.
    • By Pink. 11th Aug 04, 3:44 AM
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    Where do I find jam jars?
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    • 11th Aug 04, 3:44 AM
    Where do I find jam jars? 11th Aug 04 at 3:44 AM
    Just recently taken up making jam.............yes I know it sounds sad..........but then again I am in my forties, and thats what women in their forties do, isn't it?

    If anyone knows where someone sad and middle aged goes to find empty jam jars I would be grateful.

    I cannot believe I am posting this

    Thanks to anyone who can help.

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    • carly
    • By carly 11th Aug 04, 10:27 AM
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    • #2
    • 11th Aug 04, 10:27 AM
    Re: Where do I find jam jars?
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    • 11th Aug 04, 10:27 AM
    First try friends and neighbours, but if you cant wait for them to arrive try ;


    http://www.lakelandlimited.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/eCS/Store/en/-/GBP/DisplayProductInformation-Start;sid=30dOR8lwn08vV4hpF59FQWGwFEvDmy7ciXk=?Pro ductID=qUvCy5OS1uAAAADjjNKgcHP2
    • chucklingbunny
    • By chucklingbunny 11th Aug 04, 10:30 AM
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    • 11th Aug 04, 10:30 AM
    Re: Where do I find jam jars?
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    • 11th Aug 04, 10:30 AM
    WooHoo! A fellow jam maker!

    If you have a Wilkinsons anywhere nearby, they usually have jam jars - my local store keeps them with the beer/wine making stuff.

    Otherwise, if you want to re-use old ones, maybe you could ask your friends and neighbours to save theirs for you.

    Hope you manage to find some - there's nothing like homemade goodies!
  • Ted_Hutchinson
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    • 11th Aug 04, 11:31 AM
    Re: Where do I find jam jars?
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    • 11th Aug 04, 11:31 AM
    Try your local WI they may very well have an associated market where you can get new screw lids at a reasonable price.

    Do remember that reusing an item such as a jamjar is much better than recycling and if you put them through the dishwasher they are sterilised. Labels usually come off with soaking and if the glue remains spray a little WD40 on it.

    Home jammaking isn't sad it's sensible. There are hedge fulls of blackberries waiting to be picked for free and home made backberry and apple is far better than anything you can buy.
    • svmitche
    • By svmitche 11th Aug 04, 11:33 AM
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    • 11th Aug 04, 11:33 AM
    Re: Where do I find jam jars?
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    • 11th Aug 04, 11:33 AM
    I know nothing about jam making, but would be interested to learn.

    Do you use a specific recipe? How easy is it? Is there much cost involved? Exactly what fruit/veg can you put in a jam?

    Thanks muchly....

    PS Sorry for hijacking your thread, but it's something I've always thought about doing, but never done!
    • Pink.
    • By Pink. 11th Aug 04, 1:05 PM
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    • 11th Aug 04, 1:05 PM
    Re: Where do I find jam jars?
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    • 11th Aug 04, 1:05 PM
    Thankyou all for your replies, I'll check out your ideas.

    Svmitche, making jam is really very easy. You can make it from almost any fruit.

    Usually I go fruit picking with the children (a cheap and fun day out), but today I am armed with a massive bunch of rhubarb given to me by one of my patients who is no longer able to use it. She told me she used to make rhubarb jam........something I'd never thought of, and I'd love to make her some. She said that you just boil the rhubarb with the same weight of sugar, and that there is no need to add water as rhubarb has a high water content. I'm going to try it and see..........If only I wasn't out of jam jars!

    I first began making jam after reading Delia Smith's chapter on preserving, and as Ted_Hutchinson says it's inexpensive and tastes delicious.

    Pink

    • svmitche
    • By svmitche 11th Aug 04, 1:43 PM
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    • 11th Aug 04, 1:43 PM
    Re: Where do I find jam jars?
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    • 11th Aug 04, 1:43 PM
    Hi Pink,

    Thanks for that. I think perhaps I'll pay Delia a visit!

    Stacey
    • Caterina
    • By Caterina 11th Aug 04, 5:51 PM
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    • 11th Aug 04, 5:51 PM
    Re: Where do I find jam jars?
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    • 11th Aug 04, 5:51 PM
    Hey Pink,

    I can assure you there is NOTHING sad about making jam, it is fun and it tastes delicious.

    I go with a friend sometimes to pick up blackberries and small wild plums (she calls them 'bullets') and she has lots of sour-ish apples from a tree in her garden, and we spend some fantastic afternoons making jam. It is a very sociable activity.

    A few weeks ago she went with her husband to the pick-your-own farm and got loads of strawberries, she then rang me and invited me for a 'jam-session' (memories of my rock-chick youth hehehe) and we had a great time - I also had a surplus of organic oranges from my weekly deliver, so I bought organic sugar and away we went, making jam all day!

    I am also well into my 40's (47 a few days ago) but I still have a lot of fun and intend to do so into my 90's if I reach them - and jam-making is one of the fun things to do!

    Ciao

    Caterina
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 11th Aug 04, 6:11 PM
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    • #9
    • 11th Aug 04, 6:11 PM
    Re: Where do I find jam jars?
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    • 11th Aug 04, 6:11 PM
    my local mother & child group keep theres from the toast for me, and neighbours too. nothing like your own jam on your bread.
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 11th Aug 04, 6:12 PM
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    Re: Where do I find jam jars?
    by the way i.m 27 and been making jam for years, nothing sad about it. no preservatives, no colours, is just fab.
    • juno
    • By juno 11th Aug 04, 9:33 PM
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    Re: Where do I find jam jars?
    Can I ask a jam making question too?!

    I'm 18, and I've decided I want to try making jam. I've found a recipe, and all sounds simple. And then I have to pour the hot jam into warm jars.

    So what is the best way to warm the jars?
    And then what do I cover them with?
    And where can I buy pectin?
    And what's the easiest jam to start with?

    I think that's all my questions for now, any help welcome!
  • mink35
    Re: Where do I find jam jars?
    Can I ask a jam making question too?!

    I'm 18, and I've decided I want to try making jam. I've found a recipe, and all sounds simple. And then I have to pour the hot jam into warm jars.

    So what is the best way to warm the jars?
    And then what do I cover them with?
    And where can I buy pectin?
    And what's the easiest jam to start with?

    I think that's all my questions for now, any help welcome!

    Either put the jars in warm water or in a low oven.

    If you put a screw top lid on straight away you don't need to cover them as it self-seals.

    What complicated recipe are you using that needs pectin, lol ;D

    Strawberry!! - One pound strawbs, juice one lemon, 7oz sugar (this is low sugar recipe). Slightly cook strawbs with juice. Put into big microwaveable bowl with sugar. Cook on full power for about 6-7 mins then stir. Continue to cook and stir every couple of mins after that. Should be done after about 20 mins. Test by putting some on a plate and running a spoon through. It's done if it stays 'wrinkled'.

    Don't worry too much about sealing the jar anyway cos it you make just one batch at a time you eat it really quickly!! ;D
  • cathy
    Re: Where do I find jam jars?
    just make sure that the jars are completely sterelised or youll get mouldy jam fast

    pecitn can be bought where you buy lemon juice in the supermarket its in the same type of bottle

    but lemon juice does the job

    ive just made loverlrrrly rhubarb jam in a few mins in my breadmaker


    • Pink.
    • By Pink. 12th Aug 04, 2:46 AM
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    Re: Where do I find jam jars?
    In your breadmaker? Now you're losing me Cathy

    Pink
  • raeble
    Re: Where do I find jam jars?
    Oh yes, most bread makers seem to have a jam making program.
    • Chris25
    • By Chris25 19th Aug 04, 2:15 PM
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    Re: Where do I find jam jars?
    ..........put a notice in your local church/parish/school magazine or newsletter. Or put a poster in a local shop or hall.
    • Chris25
    • By Chris25 19th Aug 04, 2:20 PM
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    Re: Where do I find jam jars?
    One of our local coffee shops serves homemade rhubarb and orange jam with scones. The owner only makes it in May as she says that for the recipe she uses that's when the rhubarb is perfect. She told me that it cames from Gloria Hunniford's nanny - how true that is, I don't know but it tastes wonderful!
    • Pink.
    • By Pink. 19th Aug 04, 10:46 PM
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    Re: Where do I find jam jars?
    Thank you Chris, thats a great idea.

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    • Chris25
    • By Chris25 20th Aug 04, 8:59 AM
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    Re: Where do I find jam jars?
    .................you're welcome Pink!
    Now if you could just see your way to sending me a scone covered in lovely rhubarb & orange jam.......
    • Chris25
    • By Chris25 20th Aug 04, 9:00 AM
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    Re: Where do I find jam jars?
    Marrow and ginger or marrow and lemon are good also.
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