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The Waki Way - Living full-time in a motor home

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We always seem to get asked the same questions about living somewhat off grid in a motor home, to which the answers seem to spark a dozen more questions! So (to give our voices a rest!) here's the answers to our most frequently asked questions...

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Jam & Sugar Thermometer

Jam Thermometer

If you like sweet treats and want to try your hand at jam, or even fudge or other candies, you really should invest in a sugar thermometer. They’re so useful and actually very cheap so save yourself a lot of time and mess and just buy yourself one now!

Sure you can do the cold plate test to check if the jam has reached a soft ball consistency but it's still time consuming and messy. In previous projects I always ended up with a plate covered in jam blobs and runs from where I’d spent a long time watching, and poking at, and testing it, followed by several hours of opening and closing the fridge worrying that it still might not set – so I bought that thermometer! :)

There are so many to choose from and which type you go for really depends on your personal preference and budget. I went for a nice and simple glass one like the one below as I don't want to rely on batteries and it was very cheap, it's not likely to last forever but I look after it well so you never know! The temperature can be a little awkward to read through all the steam of a boiling pan so I do see the benefits of the digital ones but still it has already helped me make several batches of jam and fudge with delicious results. 

Buy your Jam Thermometer on Amazon now!

Jam Thermometer





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About us:

My name is Sarah and in 2011 my husband Ryan and I decided to buy and re-fit an old motor home - we named it Waki and now live in it full time in the UK!

We live neither on or off-grid, rather somewhere in between, and are not the first and I dare say not the last to choose this way of life... read more>> 

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