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Jams and jellies demonstration at the Bunch of Grapes in Bradford on Avon (UK) by expert Vivien Lloyd

Vivien Lloyd is giving a demonstration with lunch at the Bunch of Grapes in Bradford on Avon on Wednesday, September 14, when she will be demonstrating how to create your own seasonal jams and jellies from cooking to potting. Guests will then sit down to a two course lunch, featuring Vivien‘s freshly made jelly. Tickets cost £15pp to include lunch; to book, email...

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Vivien Lloyd

Vivien Lloyd is an inspirational tutor, author, preserver and baker who encourages novices and artisans to refine their skills, instilling passion for genuinely top quality products. Vivien Lloyd‘s style of teaching is passionate, inspirational… We can read in her wonderful website about her… Find also interesting information and resources. My passion for preserving started by accident 1987 when I was presented with 180kg of Early Prolific Plums, the crop from one tree in our cottage garden in Worcestershire. Bountiful harvests of damsons, apples as well as other fruit and vegetables sparked a life-long interest in making jams, jellies, marmalades, vinegar preserves...

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I love shopping for preserves, and I love eating preserves. I love making preserves too, but here’s the thing: I cannot stand recipes that suggest that I cook my jam to the “desired consistency” or until it “passes the wrinkle plate test”. Say what? Let’s be honest. I am not an expert at making preserves. Hence, I lack experience and therefore the visual cues are just about indistinguishable. As I stir boiling marmalade, sometimes I can feel that perhaps it is thicker than initially. Maybe. Well, I’m not entirely sure. See my point? I hate guessing games and, as...

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Marmalade is made of only a few simple ingredients: citrus fruit, sugar and water. But the alchemy that goes on in your muslin pan is a result of many variables that must be understood if you want to produce those pots of amber nectar! These are our 10 rules for making perfect marmalade… Good luck! Written By Suzannah Butcher. Read more...

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