well hello there…

How are you all Jamsters?  I hope you are keeping warm and well…  I have been very glad to have the oven and stove on at the moment, which has been keeping me warm during the day.

There have been some delicious new marmalades made this week:  3 fruit and lemon & cumquat.  I’ve just finished licking the spoons from the Pear & Ginger jam.  I do love this jam.  A definite winter warmer!

Actually next week I will be making some Apple Sauce with rosemary – one of my favourites to make for this time of year and hopefully with enough to get me through to at least the beginning of the silly season of festivals (somehow I doubt it though!).

Last week was a lot of fun with a couple of customers doing a jam and chutney class.  We had fun marrying flavours and talking all things cooking – if you are interested in a small class, let me know.

Right!  I’m off to do the labels and tops on jars for this Friday at the Beaches Market, so I will love you and leave you jamsters.

Avajammyday 🙂

winter has come…

And hasn’t it come with a bang!  Brrrr.  I was cold this morning – it took me forever to get going.  I did, however, finally get to make the Tomato Relish which will be available for this coming Friday at the Beaches Market.

I have also made a heap of Chutney’s:  Pumpkin, Chilli Choko, mild Choko and more Red Onion!  All those fabulous tasty chutneys are easy to use with roasts, stews, stir fries and sandwiches.  Bring on winter and those yummy flavours…

There’s also a few marmalades available:  Ruby Grapefruit, Cumquat & Lemon and Lemon & Lime.  Yum!  More to come next week too.

It’s also Quince season, and yes, I’ve made some Quincealicious – this is one of my favourite jams – very seasonal and very delish…  make sure you get some now before it disappears just as quickly as it arrives.

Saturday we’ll be at the Oakhill Community College at Castle Hill, and we’d love to see you there.

Keep warm jamsters and we’ll see you soon at a market near you!

chutneys galore

Hello Jamsters

I have a load of Chutneys and savoury deliciousnesses awaiting you for this Friday’s Market at the Beaches Market, Warriewood.

If the Jam Gods are with us, there may even be Lemon Butter again – but we’ll see – it may depend on which way the wind is blowing 🙂

We had such a fabulous day at the Leura Harvest Festival, and I’d like to thank all the lovely people who came to see us and those who returned from the previous years – couldn’t do it without you, so thank you!

Oakhill College Gala day at Castle Hill is on the 3 June, and we were asked to participate in that one, so please come out and support us there – it’s our first time and all we know at the moment, is that our location is definitely outside.  Should be a good one.  Would love to see you there.

Quince Jam will be being made probably early next week, and some more Red Onion Chutney – can’t wait to cry all over you – onions.  You’d think I’d be immune by now, wouldn’t you?

Enough from me – don’t forget to check out where we’ll be next and what the current flavours are.

Take care

wild weather, but never fear Peach Jam is here!

Hi Jamsters

Even if the weather is crap at the moment, don’t worry – just get out that yummy toast or scone and spread it thickly with Cheeky Chops’ beautiful jam.  At the moment I’m enjoying the Blueberry Jam.  Really delicious in yoghurt too!

Then if you need a bit of a ‘pick me up’ you can always eat some of my beautiful Chilli Capsicum Jam on your cheese (with your glass of wine) or perhaps on your rice or fish.  I use it in many different ways.  Give it a go.

I will be at The Beaches Market this Friday too, so come along and pick up a beautiful jam or chutney for your weekly needs and see what’s new.

Shortly I’ll be at the Carnival of Cultures held at Ashfield Park on 19 March.  Loads of bands, different things to see and do – bring the family, it’s a great day out.  I’d love to see you there!

Right Jamsters, back to that Peach Jam – tops and labels need doing.  See you soon.

 

 

Mango chutney is here!

Hey Jamsters

Hope you’re not sweating too much out there with the on slaught of the next lot of heat!

I’ve been judiciously cooking inbetween the heat spells, so I have some Red Onion Chutney available now, along with Mango Chutney and Green Tomato Pickles.  Who says that  a jam-maker stops in the heat!?

Anyway I hope you’ve been enjoying our summer and managing to keep your garden alive, let alone your kids and yourselves… How do we do it all?  Sometimes I do wonder.  I still don’t regret not going to back to work in the city in an office… I do do that at home. I miss sometimes the easy office banter, but not the politics (at this stage anyway) – although I can see a time in the future where perhaps that will be – again!  Hopefully though with jam-making wisdom I will do something different again – you never know!

Markets don’t stop though in the heat.  We keep going…  So – I’ll be at the Beaches Market this Friday.  Keep your eyes peeled for some upcoming big festivals.  Can’t wait.

Take care – see you soon at a market near you!

hot! hot! hot!

Hey Jamsters – I couldn’t think of a better reason to do a tonne of other stuff rather than cook today.  38C+ in the kitchen is just NO FUN.  So, that’s what I’ve been doing.  Enjoying myself…  Well mostly anyway!

Next week you will see Mango Chutney, Red onion chutney, more plum jam and something or other to do with limes…  I shall conjure something up!

Right!  I’m off for a dip in the ocean.

Let me know if you need anything for your table or gifts!

See you at a market near you.

Australia Day Festival at Springwood Public School

Hello Jamsters

I’ll be at Springwood Public School, de Chair Ave this coming Australia Day on 26 Jan 10-4pm.  I hope you can be there.

It’s fun to go into the Blue Mountains and see what’s happening.  I really enjoy it and the interesting stalls that come to that market!

I hope you have a fab Australia Day and enjoy the day off.

Take care