We all know about fermenting grapes, but did you know that the leaves too can be fermented? If you like the flavour of grape leaves in dolmas (or dolmades), and you like a good pickle, this technique is a must-try.
Even in the wintriest months there are delicacies out there to be found, small flavourful things like juniper berries. Find out where to find them and what to do with them, plus a few other facts about these overlooked coniferous evergreens.
No need to be put off this highly nutritious berry because of the thorny branches and sour flavour. Here is a simple recipe for a gourmet jelly which has so many uses, and some tips on how to pick them without the suffering.