Separate the red outer calyx from the inner green seed pods. Do not discard the green seed pods, they are full of pectin which will make your jam set. Pop them into a saucepan, cover with water, and boil for 10-15 mins to release the pectin. Strain the pods from the liquid, reserving the liquid.
Weigh your red calyces - put into a saucepan with an equal weight of sugar [I had 650g of fruit, so I added about 650g of sugar]. Add the pectin liquid and bring to the boil, stirring constantly. After about 20-30mins test your jam on a cold saucer. Keep checking until it wrinkles. The jam darkened and became a little thicker when it reached setting point.
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He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.
Why do you complain, Jacob? Why do you say, Israel, "My way is hidden from the Lord; my cause is disregarded by my God?"
Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
SEWING TO DO LIST
fabric boxes for my new sewing room storage
fleece - tracksuits or jackets or other warm clothes
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