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?
A summary of hints and tips for making your own jam. Plus links to jam recipes, and recipes using jam.
Making a couple of jars of this simple jam is a great way to preserve the short-lived glut of raspberries.
Kumquat rind is sweet. I found a way to include the whole fruit in jam, together with the complementary flavor of cranberry. A delicious, not so sweet jam!
If you're lucky enough to grow both of theses plants, here's a tasty way to combine their flavors.