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Saturday, 2 August 2014

Slow Cooker Challenge August - Preserves

August is a month of plenty and a time when traditionally we preserve the fruits and vegetables from our gardens and markets by making jams, jellies, curds, chutney and relish and even some bottling and canning.  The Slow Cooker is ideal for making some preserves and can be used for softening the fruit for those that need a rapid boil on the stove to bring to a set.

Apple and Apricot Chutney
To celebrate the World Jampionships, which take place in August,with winners announced in September, your challenge this month is to make a preserve in your Slow Cooker, write about it on your blog and link the post to the Linky below.

If you would like to take part, then please: 

  • Make your recipe in your Slow Cooker and post a photograph and the recipe, or a link to a recipe, on your blog
  • Link to Farmersgirl Kitchen
  • Use the Slow Cooker Challenge logo in your post
  • If you use twitter, tweet your post with @FarmersgirlCook and #SlowCookerChallenge and I will re-tweet it to my followers AND post your picture on the dedicated Pinterest Board. 
  • Please do not publish recipes from cookbooks on your blog without permission, they are copyright.
  • If you are using recipes from another website, please link to the recipe on the website rather than publishing the recipe.
  • One entry per blog.
  • Recipes must be added to the linky by the 28th of each month.

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At 2 August 2014 at 16:20 , Anonymous Fiona @ London-Unattached said...

One day I'll have a kitchen big enough for a slow cooker! lol I love the idea of slow cooker preserves

At 3 August 2014 at 12:00 , Blogger Choclette said...

Just wondering how you make jam in a slow cooker? Have been thinking off and on about entering the Jampionships, but so little time. Will have to investigate.

At 3 August 2014 at 21:31 , Anonymous Sarah James said...

What a coincidence ! I made some Peach Jam in my slow cooker yesterday, hope to have my blog post ready soon & I'll link it up to your challenge.

At 3 August 2014 at 22:25 , Blogger Janice Pattie said...

Oh that's great Sarah, hopefully will encourage others to have a go!

At 4 August 2014 at 10:24 , OpenID sewwhite said...

I love all your posts on slow cookers. I really want to get one especially if I could make jam in it. Can you recommend a good one? x

At 4 August 2014 at 16:07 , Blogger Janice Pattie said...

Mine is a Morphy Richards and the bowl is non-stick metal. You can put it straight on the hob to brown meat which means one less pan to wash! You might be better asking on Twitter or Facebook to see what everyone thinks. I've been very happy with mine and am now slightly obsessed as you may have noticed!


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