Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

Sterilising jars ready for filling with preserve.

Whenever you’re making jams, jellies, marmalades, chutneys, whatever, one of the secrets of success is to always make sure your preserves go into very clean, sterilized jars. This is to prevent any growth of mould and will also help with the shelf life of your preserves. Sterilizing Jars in the Microwave It’s actually quite straightforward […]

Easter traditions and Beliefs – Good Friday

Here’s a list of Easter traditions and beliefs. Some are religious, some purely social and some of seem based mainly on old superstitions: GOOD FRIDAY Cleaning the house completely (“spring cleaning”), sometimes as a preparation for an old ceremony where a local priest comes to bless the house. Planting a small quantity of seed (crops […]