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Old 06-21-2011, 11:27 AM   #1
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What preserves do you like?

Hi everyone. I have been making pickles, chilli sauces, jams etc. since being a stay at home mom and would like to start a bussiness from home. Any advise would be welcome and if people can tell me what they would buy if they were looking for homemade preserves. Thanks Odette


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Old 06-21-2011, 12:11 PM   #2
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There ain't too many things better, IMHO, than homemade jams, jellies, preserves and pickles.
The favorites here are fig preserves, strawberry preserves, grape jelly, and bread and butter pickles.
Mrs Hoot makes a wonderful grape jelly made from wild bullis grapes. I believe they are otherwise known as muscadine grapes. It is better than any commercially available grape jelly in these parts

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Old 06-21-2011, 12:37 PM   #3
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My all time favorite is pineapple. My mama used to make it all the time. I liked it better than strawberry.
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Old 06-21-2011, 12:57 PM   #4
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I'm a "preserves lover." Strawberry, Red Raspberry, Peach, Apricot, Mixed Berry, Tart Cherry, Fig, Blueberry. A spoonful on a biscuit makes as good a dessert as it does a breakfast!
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Old 06-21-2011, 03:15 PM   #5
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Quince, gooseberry, apricot preserves; apricot and plum butter.
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Old 06-21-2011, 06:12 PM   #7
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:06 PM   #8
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Apricot, Blueberry are my favorites but I wouldn't turn my nose up at damson plum, strawberry, cherry, blackberry.

Just about any kind of pickle.
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Old 06-21-2011, 09:38 PM   #9
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When I get homemade preserves, I look for things Smuckers doesn't do: damson plum; pear preserves, ginger/cantaloupe, etc. A really good apple butter will make me come back over and over; I drive 20 miles to get it from the Mennonites.
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:23 AM   #10
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i could eat all of the sweet fruit preserves everyone mentioned, but a preserve from my pink raspberries would be my choice. i planted some yellow raspberry canes alongside some red raspberry canes many years ago, and they've all morphed into a delicious, tart and sweet pink raspberries. i wonder if i've created a hybrid?

plus, i love pickled stuff. cukes, hot peppers, sweet peppers, cauliflower, carrots, stringbeans, green tomatoes, garlic, onions, olives, beets, eggs, and fish. i could, and oftendo, eat pickled stuff every day.

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