The winter before last I was given twelve strawberry plants by a neighbour. I have no idea what variety they are, but I had tasted their delicious fruit and jumped at the chance of putting some in my garden.
During our first autumn here we had a great crop of oranges from an old tree…and I had no idea what to do with them all. Juicing seemed a bit frivolous, I wanted to make them last somehow. I hadn’t made preserves before but I had lovely memories of my mum bottling peaches and tomatoes when I was a kid. So I decided to have a go at making marmalade. Keep reading
I have three little redcurrant bushes, planted last winter. It’s exciting to see the shiny red berries ripen for the second year and, while tempted to just snack on them, I wanted to find a way to make the short season and small harvest last a bit longer. So I made redcurrant jelly. One jar of jelly.