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 a simple, pectin-free recipe that gives your usual strawberry jam a much needed herbal kick. I give this recipe to all of my friends who are new to jam making and canning.
Our local plum variety used to be the plum of choice for jam manufacturers. When combined with English lavender it makes a colourful preserve worthy of a royal garden party.