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Jam & Marmalade

The Blue Chair Way

with Rachel Saunders
Rachel Saunders, proprietor of the Blue Chair Fruit Company, shows you innovative, easy techniques for making flavorful jam and marmalade.

Capture the bright flavors of seasonal fruit through the artisanal craft of cooking and jarring preserves. Follow Rachel's step-by-step methods for creating succulent blackberry jam, savory strawberry spread and zesty, sweet lemon marmalade. Learn the perfect, research-tested balance of fruit, sugar and other ingredients to maximize flavor and shelf life. With minimal preparation, you can preserve and enjoy your fruit for months or years. Get your jam on with Jam & Marmalade the Blue Chair Way, the quintessential class for producing exquisitely flavored and textured preserves.

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Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet Rachel Saunders, founder of the Blue Chair Fruit Company, and learn about the Craftsy platform.


Lesson 2. Equipment


Lesson 3. Blackberry Jam


Lesson 4. Strawberry Jam


Lesson 5. Marmalade


Lesson 6. Preparing Marmalade


Lesson 7. Cooking Marmalade


Lesson 8. Jarring

"The class was explained in a fun and informative way. Rachel is gifted at covering all aspects of her craft with insight and precise communication that doesn't leave you guessing ... Questions that I sent to Rachel and her staff were answered promptly and with complete explanation."
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