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 spiced plum chutney with peaches apples, prunes and loads of warm spices. Perfect with pork and chicken or served with cheddar or Stilton as part of a cheese plate.
Sweet peaches, a nit of heat from chili peppers with brown sugar to bring in some caramel flavour and mellow roasted garlic! Amazing on baked brie but it will be great on roast pork too.
The mild flavour of Black Raspberries is enhanced by the addition of Chambord and honey in this jam. This is also a case of finding some booze in the back of the cupboard that worked perfectly!
This is the jam you want to bring out for company! The Port gives the jam a deep red colour and a sophisticated note. The delicious strawberries still stand strong since the flavours compliment each other giving the jam layers.
Rhubarb gets a new life from fresh picked strawberries. They are happily ever after with the addition of honey and vanilla bean. My husband has been eating it out of the jar with a spoon.
The addition of pomegranate juice and agave syrup give this rhubarb jam depth of flavour.