How can I “repair” too runny/too solid homemade jam/jelly?

August 19, 2010 by  
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It’s very definitely jam season at the moment (in the UK at least) and I thought it might be fun to hear people’s favourite fixes for sticky situations (ho ho!) when the preserves don’t come out quite as you’d hoped. How do you test for the set point? The most common method seems to be the “when it wrinkles on a cold plate” test but anyone use any other methods

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Crazy-wonderful & crafty emails I’ve received recently

August 17, 2010 by  
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This is usually a links round-up but this week everything seems to have arrived in my inbox instead 😉 Daniel emailed us pictures of cannon he made reusing and recycling stuff.

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What can I reuse or recycle to build a wormery/vermicomposter?

August 17, 2010 by  
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We’ve had an email from Kate/Glitter Pixie: Hi, I wonder if the Recycle This community can help. My husband and I have finally moved into a house with outdoor space and want to seize the opportunity to begin composting.

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How can I reuse or recycle magazines?

August 16, 2010 by  
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I discovered something amazing the other day: in four and a half years of running this site, after asking “how can I recycle this?” about over 850 different things, we somehow have managed to miss mentioning magazines. We’ve covered the plastic baggies they’re delivered in and various similar paper items like catalogues – but not magazines

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