Tomato Jam

I know right? Jam made from tomatoes! What will they think of next? The problem with growing your own fruit and veg is that often you will have a glut of one thing, and then have to think of many creative ways to use it or preserve it. I have 11 varieties of tomato in…

Bread and Butter Pickles

This year, I have grown some cucumbers for the first time. I am not sure what variety they are, the seeds were given to me by a colleague. They are long and thin, like a regular salad cucumber, but not quite as enormous as what you see in a supermarket. Apparently, you have to pick…

jam making

New To Jam Making

Contents 1 FAQs 2 Basic Recipe 3 Basic Kit 4 Tips & Tricks Jam is delicious on toast, on warm crusty bread, on a crumpet, or in a tart – there really is nothing quite like heaps of sweet and fruity preserve for lifting the spirits. The precise origins of jam have been lost in…

Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd

Fruit curds are more commonly made with citrus fruits, and unlike jam are cooked with sugar, egg, and a little butter. I think Lemon Curd is the one most people are familiar with. Other popular flavours are Lime or Clementine, but I have heard that passion fruit curd is delightful .   Lemon curd is extremely…