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A Beginner’s Guide to Preserving Food – How To Preserve Garden Produce In Jams, Marmalades and Jellies

A Beginner’s Guide to Preserving Food
How To Preserve Garden Produce In Jams, Marmalades and Jellies

Table of Contents
Introduction
Homemade Jam
Making Jams
Equipment Used for Jam and Jelly Making
Popular Jam Recipes
Apple Ginger
Gooseberry Jam
Blackcurrant Jam
Apple and Blackberry Jam
Strawberry Jam
Rules for Jam Making
Why Is Your Jam Not Keeping
Mildew
Crystallization
Fermentation
Marmalades
Chunky and Dark Marmalade
Popular Four Fruit Marmalade
Marmalade Making – Step by Step Guide
Popular Marmalade Recipes
Banana and Oranges Marmalade
Pineapple Marmalade
Jellies
Choice and Preparation of Fruit
Soft fruit Juice Extraction
Hard Fruit Juice Extraction
Quick Jellies
Orange Jelly
Apple Jelly
Red Currant Jelly
Blackcurrant Jelly
Flavoring Jellies with Herbs
Conclusion
Author Bio-

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Introduction
The instinct to preserve food, as it were, for a rainy day is inborn, and is a part of animal instinct. That is why big cats, especially leopards take some portion of their kill and leave it in the branches of trees, intending to come back to the already ready meal the next time they feel hungry.
So is this surprising that down the ages human beings have also been using different preserving techniques in order to keep food for a longer time? This food is preserved in vinegar and in oil, depending on your recipe.
So in this beginners guide on how to preserve food/fruit, you are going to learn how to prepare fruit, before preserving it. And after that, you are going to cook fruit so that your family can enjoy it long after the season has gone.
You can thus make jams, jellies, marmalades and use other traditional methods to save fruit.

In ancient times, people used to make jams by pounding fruit pulp and sugar together before heating it. This is a method practiced in many parts of the East and in many ancient cultures, but when we have traditional recipes not asking for so much of exertion on our parts through using a pestle and mortar, why bother!
In Elizabethan times, and even before that, jams were eaten with a spoon on special occasions in the form of conserves. That was because sugar was so rare that it was considered to be to be a luxury.
Oliver and his friends singing about Food, Glorious Food dreamt of “jam, jelly and custard.” Of course, they had never tasted these delicacies, being inmates of an orphanage, where they would be fed just porridge, stale bread and soup morning, evening and night. Fresh fruit, no, they did not taste it.
But we have plenty of access to fresh fruit and sugar. So now we can start enjoying the flavor of fresh homemade jams, marmalades and jellies, right now. Read more..

The Miracle of Wine History, Making, Selling, Preserving, Enjoying

The Miracle of Wine History, Making, Selling, Preserving, Enjoying

Table of Contents
Introduction
The Amazing History of Wine
Introduction to the Wine Regions of France
Know More about White Wines.
When Is The Best Time To Drink White Wine?
Wine in your life!
Wine and Song in Austria
The Wines of Canada – Ice Wine
Know More about Delicious German Wines
Know More about Delicious Greek Wine
How to Recognize a Good Greek Wine – Labels
Know More about Hungarian Wine
Know more about Irish wine
Know More about Israeli Wine
The Wine of Japan.
Types of Rice Wine
Know More about New Zealand Wine
Know More about Portuguese Wine
Types of Spanish Wines
Learn More about South African Wines.
Types of Wines in the UK
Know More about Rose Wine.
Know More about Starting up a Wine Business.
Know More About Wine Producing Countries — A Guide
Wine As a Gift
The World’s Best Online Wine Shops
Which Are the Best Wine Clubs Which You Can Join?
Know more about winetasting
Why Do You Need a Wine Refrigerator
Wine Racks
Conclusion
Author Bio

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Introduction
The Amazing History of Wine
When Neil Diamond sang, “Red Red Wine” and Paul Anka sang “Bring the Wine, oh Lady, Bring The Wine,” they knew what they were talking about. Because since 8000 B.C., everybody knows about the strength and power of fine wine made from fresh, and sun ripened juicy grapes.
The historical story about the origin of wine might be apocryphal, but the story goes that the favorite Queen of a Georgian sultan had a raging toothache, which made her want to create mayhem as well as commit homicide or suicide.
After raging at her slaves and her physician for not doing anything to take away the pain, she decided to commit suicide, in the most noisy manner possible, because the sultan had not come to cajole her out of her megrims. She saw a jar full of some liquid, which smelt nearly as bad as anything, rotting in the sun, so she drank it up to the last dreg.
If one goes by the size of ancient amphorae, it must have been a really large jar full of fermented juice of the grapes, and our Sultana was soon as merry as a cricket and as high as a kite. She grew so cheerful under the influence of the fermented grape juice that people began to wonder about the magic power of that red liquid and decided to ferment the juice and drink it in large quantities.
I am sure, she woke up with a hangover, but according to her, her toothache was gone and she had slept and dreamt pleasantly of no pain. Well, that was how people began to think about the juice of the grape in its fermented form.
And so the story of wine goes on into the annals of history. Nevertheless, the Greeks had a god consecrated to wine, and they had regular wine festivals, a tradition which was happily accepted by the Romans, who called this wine Festival Saturnalia when the god of wine, Bacchus was left free to do as most mischief as he could, because after all it was the festival, which was celebrating the power of wine and its benefits in ridding a body of care and pain.
Anybody wants to know about how the Romans got a sure fire cure for their hangover can read one of the adventures of Asterix and Obelix, where Asterix concocted a hangover cure by putting in soap, red pepper and an un — plucked fowl, among other ingredients into a cooking pot and let it stew. Of course, this hangover cure also happens to be quite apocryphal, and that is why we need to come back to red wine as more hair of the dog which bit me… Read more…