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I made strawberry jam tonight from four punnets I got for 60 cents a piece. I also added an apple for just a hint of subtle flavour.
If you see this in the shops, I recommend buying it! Oh... darn... hang on.... it's an Andy special recipe. D'oh!

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Comment by Lissa on September 4, 2013 at 5:50

I'll bear Aldi in mind Elaine, thank you. Bought some lovely local ones relatively cheaply the other day. It cost me $4 for a whole tray of berries at the market though. Just got to get there!

On a slightly different note - bought the most delicious sugar snap peas from the Lawnton Mkt grown at Bundaberg :)

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on September 3, 2013 at 19:30

Believe it or not, I got mine for 59 cents at Charlies Fruit Market.  Bargain!

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on September 3, 2013 at 16:29

ALDI have locally-grown Strawberries for .99c a punnet.

Comment by Lissa on September 3, 2013 at 11:22

Found some at Coles the other day. Now just need some more cheap strawberries :) Got a heap from the Caboolture Mkt this time last year.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on September 2, 2013 at 18:19

Yes Lissa.  Just near all the other sugars.  I reckon every grocery store would have it.  I even get it from the IGA.  

Comment by Lissa on September 2, 2013 at 5:44

They look wonderful Andy :) I made a big batch from cheap strawberries this time last year and it lasted me for ages (those jars I could keep out of others hands anyway).

Must try once more to find this CSR jam setting sugar. In the sugar aisle? Which store?

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on September 1, 2013 at 21:42

I used CSR's jam setting sugar which has a healthy dose of pectin already added.  It really does make jam making a "never fail." 

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on September 1, 2013 at 21:32

Do you add pectin or just reduce it?

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