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.
An infusion of cranberries in gin, with a little orange peel. Perfect festive flavours for easy Christmas gifts.
A really simple blackberry jam recipe, with just a hint of vanilla to lift the flavour.
A traditional chunky orange marmalade.
A traditional Swedish recipe, this is a baked cheesecake for which you first have to make your own cheese curds.
Make your own mincemeat ready for Christmas. This traditional mixture of dried fruits and apple, preserved in a healthy dose of brandy and rum, is a seasonal favourite.
A prize-winning apple chutney recipe.