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Here you will see today's efforts and tomorrow's beginnings. I am still to put everything into the water bath and label the bottles.
Today I made Spicy Lemon Chutney, Caramelized Bergamot Marmalade, Spicy, Tangy, Sticky Kumquat Chutney.
I had 3 Recipes for Limes I wanted to make and had to use Yellow Limes, Green Limes and In-between Coloured Limes.
I will be making Lime Chutney, Preserved Limes - Indian Style, Lime Relish with Kaffir Lime Leaves, and last but not least Tangelo and Ginger Marmalade.

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Comment by Christa on August 1, 2018 at 20:28

Lovely work Dianne, I can smell the jam making from here.  Anyone who has had anything to do with making jam in the past, can appreciate what you have done. 

Most mothers were known for using excess harvest for jams and sauces, vacola bottles were always on display.  

When mum was making jam we had to buy the sugar for her, which meant kilos of sugar. 

The Lemon and Cumquat chutney sounds interesting, never heard of those.   You are an inspiration to all of us with your work in the kitchen. 

Comment by Susan on August 1, 2018 at 18:39

These just sound delightful.  Any chance you could post a recipe for the lemon chutney and the caramelized marmalade?

Comment by Che Corrie on July 28, 2018 at 9:30

WOW, so busy!  I love the sound of the combinations.  I didn't know you could re-use jars for preserving, that's excellent.  You also take some great photos.  Have fun with more canning.

Comment by Dianne Caswell on July 27, 2018 at 7:42

You are so right Cathie. It is the best time of the year for making both Preserves and Cheese. I really do enjoy my kitchen and I had so many, Limes, Lemons & Tangelos, I just had to do something with them.

Comment by Cathie MacLean on July 27, 2018 at 6:00

Looks great. At least  the weather is cool enough to spend hours in the kitchen.  It's not as pleasant canning salsa and spaghetti sauce  or plums and peaches in the middle of summer!! Enjoy.

Comment by Lissa on July 27, 2018 at 5:07

Incredible produce Dianne :) You are a great example of what can be done in the home kitchen.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on July 26, 2018 at 22:41

Such energy!

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