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Drying and Preserving Fresh Herbs
Drying and Preserving Fresh Herbs
Preserving your own herbs couldn’t be easier. Choose from freezing, drying or preserving, and enjoy their fresh flavours for longer. Here’s our guide to keeping herbs…...
Grow and Preserve Chillies
Grow and Preserve Chillies
Are you a chilli fiend? Then why not grow your own chillies this year? You can choose from a wide range of sweet, hot or unusually shaped chillies, and store them for…...
How Fruit Preserving Can Save You Money
How Fruit Preserving Can Save You Money
How much is a pot of jam? Too much – so save money and make your own, using home-grown fruit! The savings you’ll get can be quite substantial –so read on and start…...
How to Make Fruit Chutney
How to Make Fruit Chutney
Homemade fruit chutney is a real treat. It’s also a great way to use up a basket of home-grown fruit, and share it with friends and family. Once you’ve mastered the…...
How to Pickle Onions
How to Pickle Onions
If you have an onion glut – or even if you don’t – then pickling is the answer. Making your own gives you the opportunity to choose your own flavourings for the…...
How to Preserve Potatoes
How to Preserve Potatoes
Growing your own potatoes will save you a lot of money. A net of 20 tubers, producing an average of 1kg per tuber, works out at 20p/kilo of produce. The only problem,…...
Make Fruit Schnapps from Home Grown Produce
Make Fruit Schnapps from Home Grown Produce
Commercial fruit schnapps is expensive... but did you know that you can make your own? Use your favourite homegrown produce to create delectable fruit liqueurs and…...
Making Orange Marmalade
Making Orange Marmalade
Make your own marmalade to enjoy and give away this year. This home-made preserve is easy and delicious, perfect for breakfast toast and teatime cakes. It’s…...
Making Pumpkin Chutney
Making Pumpkin Chutney
Whether you have a glut of winter squash, or you want to give away homemade hampers at Christmas, pumpkin chutney is a great choice. You can use proper pumpkin, or any…...
Making Spicy and BBQ pickles
Making Spicy and BBQ pickles
Sticky onions, chilli-spiked shallots, and pickled gherkins – these barbecue essentials are easily made at home. They’re also a good way to preserve your harvest of…...
Making Your First Wine
Making Your First Wine
Ever since Tom and Barbara cracked open their Pea Pod Burgundy, home wine-making has gone from strength to strength. The process is complex and lengthy, but once…...
Preserving Apples, Pears and Hard Fruits
Preserving Apples, Pears and Hard Fruits
Preserving apples and other hard fruit is a great way to extend the season. Here are some recipe ideas for preserving apples, pears and hedgerow fruit....
Preserving Berries and Recipes for Using Berries
Preserving Berries and Recipes for Using Berries
Home-grown berries are magical –there’s nothing better than a sun-ripened strawberry fresh from the plant. If you’re looking for a way to preserve the bounty, read our…...
Preserving Runner Beans
Preserving Runner Beans
Runner beans are astoundingly prolific. While the first beans are sweet and tender, later in the season it’s common to grow tired of them. The answer? Pickling. This…...
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