How to make Spicy Courgette and Apple Chutney

Spicy Courgette and Apple Chutney is the ideal recipe to use a glut of courgettes (zucchini) and apples. It’s sweet, spicy and piquant making it the perfect accompaniment.

How to make Easy Plum Jam

Plums make the most beautiful jewel-like jam and it’s really simple to make. You only need plums, sugar, lemon juice and water. Spread it on your bread and butter, toast, scones, pancakes or a spoonful on top of rice pudding is also delicious.

How to make Fig and Lime Jam

Fig and Lime Jam recipe is easy to make and works brilliantly as a sweet jam on your breakfast toast and. in my opinion, it’s even better with cheese and

 Valentine Cranberry Orange Scones

The recipe for Valentine Cranberry Orange Scones was inspired by watching Ina Garten (The Barefoot Contessa) make Cranberry and Orange Scones for her husband Jeffrey.  As they are a well

How to make Blackcurrant Jam

This year has been particularly good for blackcurrants in my garden. We had a warm dry spell in early summer when the flowers were pollinated and ‘set’.   Since then

Citrus Chia Seed Muffins with Seville Orange Curd

Seville Orange  Curd is a tasty alternative to marmalade, which is the traditional way to use these glorious fruits. I always think they are bright and cheerful reminder of the

White Currant Jelly-Jam

Homemade White Currant Jelly Jam  One of my work colleagues brought some bags of white currants into work for us to help ourselves to.  Well, it would be rude not

Wisdom for Home Preservers and Spiced Blackberry Jam

When autumn (fall) starts to creep in, it’s definitely time to start preserving the harvest from your garden or the hedgerows.  People have been preserving food since ancient times—evidence shows

We’re Jammin’ – Slow Cooker Challenge Round Up, Aug 2014

The theme for the August Slow Cooker Challenge was ‘Preserves’ and my regular entrants didn’t disappoint.  Sarah from ‘Tales from the Garden Shed’ brought a ray of French sunshine, and

Mixed Berry Jam

It was time to clean out the freezer, it was getting beyond a joke, the drawers were difficult to open and I spotted some frozen green goo in the bottom