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The first 50 people, in July  2019 or later, to register for 6 months membership to see my most popular blogs, will be offered  a free download of one of my iBooks  which can be viewed on an iPad or Mac. This offer is available in most countries but not  in all countries.

The First Preserves  iBooks contains a video and more illustrations than could be included in the printed book.

The membership will allow you access to my most popular blogs, which tend to be the blogs that give the most detailed help to make great preserves.

I am asking for a modest payment for this membership, to help fund the creation of a new site, as this site was built using software that was special adapted for this site in 2011 and is now difficult to update.

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The popular blogs include the following:

Spiced Blood Orange & Lemon Marmalade

Lime Marmalade – Three Recipes.

What is wrong with my Marmalade recipe? It won’t set.

What is wrong with my Jam recipe? It won’t set.

What is wrong with my Jelly recipe?

What is wrong with my chutney recipe?

Marmalade Recipe Development

Seville Orange and Chilli Marmalade

Grapefruit Marmalade Recipes

When is a marmalade not a marmalade?

Seville Orange and Szechuan Pepper Marmalade

Blood Orange, Lime and Chilli Marmalade

Seville Oranges, Apricot and Ginger Marmalade

Jam Making – FAQS

Quince and Chilli Apple Cheese Recipes

Crab Apple Jelly

and many more