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    Fowlers vacola recipes for plum pudding and other delights 
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    Hi just starting to get into the fowlers system, did it when i was young a long time ago...
    ? particulary interested in peopple who have done things such as pickles, relishes, sauces etc and other interesting bits
    As ive heard your not meant to do veg due to bacteria or something....

    Can anyone help.
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    With sauce and relish we collect bottles and jars. We buy the lemon cordial in glass, I think they have it in Coles, with the pretty design on the top. We use those for sauce. And jars from things you buy in the supermarket. I also saw some jars at the op-shop the other day.

    Then we usually get ezy-sauce to make relish with. It is made by Wilds. We are starting to collect jars to make green tomato pickles. The recipes are all on the bottle. They are all good.

    Another good recipe is a pickles made from cucumbers, apples and onions, like those yellow pickles you buy.

    Tomatoes are good for the Fowler, and peaches. And things like bread and butter pickles or the same made from zucchini pickles. Or pickled onions.
     
     

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    My Mum has always done her own preserving. My aunt has a huge vege garden and every year they get together go mad preserving everything in sight. I'll give Mum and ring and ask her about what she does about the vegetables.

    Cheers
    Leonie
    Mungbeans helped generously by: http://www.junglehorticulture.com.au
     
     

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    Vacola used to have an instruction book on how to preserve everything. I have even seen a whole chook preserved in a big vacola jar. My aunt gave me the old book, but as I'm in transit at the moment I don't know if I could find it.
    We do not own the earth, we are its guardians and hold it trust for future generations.
     
     

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    Mum seems to be out today.

    Just found this link.
    http://www.permaculture.biz/bottling.htm

    I remember preserved veges in the pantry all year round. I've never done it myself but I understand the trick is the heat it up properly (to kill bacteria) and to make sure that the lids are totally air tight.
    Mungbeans helped generously by: http://www.junglehorticulture.com.au
     
     

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    Fowlers vacola and jar preserving pickles relishes recipes 
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    Thanks for your replies
    ? still need some recipes...
    Also have heard that people use the jars with the little plastic seals from eg leggos or commerical pickle jars and sterlise in the microwave.. ? they dont seem to mention anything re: the lids are metal??..any experience or could you put them into a large saucepan and boil them , if at what temp and for how long?
    Thanks
     
     

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    I think you boil the lids and sterilise clean jars in the oven. Above 100oC. You put the hot preserve into the hot jar.
     
     

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    A bit basic, but a lovely site:

    http://www.loobylu.com/goods/chef/chef10.html
     
     

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    There is also wax and cellophane, I think they still sell cellophane.

    http://www.thelounge.com.au/show_librar ... cle_ID=454

    our hardware shop has these things.

    http://shop.centre.net.au/index.html?ca ... 4R&it=prod

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