Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
This is my version of the classic combination of apples, dates and walnuts in a lipsmacking chutney. Delicious with a strong cheddar cheese or straight from the jar!
I love using this old school English plum in this jam recipe with my favourite hedgerow tipple made from foraged sloes. Superb on a hot toasted crumpet or on a scone with clotted cream and a pot of tea. Mmmm