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Apple pancakes
Apple pancakes

This is a great thing to do with ageing apples that are maybe starting to go a bit greasy or spotty. So, enjoy the last of the cold nights ahead with these scrumptious little filling treats before spring brings longer and warmer evenings that [...]

Apple recipes
Apple recipes

In this article we bring you a selection of recipes that use bottled apples. We preserve sliced apples in water (not syrup), so they come out like stewed apples in unsweetened juice. If you’ve bottled apples in sweet syrup, you can still use t [...]

Apricot dumplings
Apricot dumplings

We have many regular customers who buy apricots from us each year to make apricot dumplings. There seem to be many variations of this recipe, from various parts of Europe, some with soft cheese in the pastry, some with potato, some coated in b [...]

Apricot jam favourites
Apricot jam favourites

There are endless variations on apricot jam, even sugar-free versions—here’s three of our favourites from our customers! Get the recipes in Summer - Week 10

Apricot or plum dumplings
Apricot or plum dumplings

Many thanks to Brunetta, one of our dear long-standing customers, who gave us a private dumpling workshop. We’ve been hearing about these amazing dumplings for years from many of our customers, particularly those with European heritage. Seeing [...]

Borage recipes
Borage recipes

Five recipes to help you put this weed to work in your kitchen, as well as your garden. Get the recipes in Winter - Week 7

Bottling fruit
Bottling fruit

This article takes a peek into the wisdom of yesteryear from a well-intentioned but rather condescending little book called “Help for the poor: practical help and practical hints for everyone”, the profits from the sale of which were “devoted [...]

Build a dehydrator
Build a dehydrator

Drying your own fruit is a low-cost and effective storage option – you just need to find the system that will work for you! If done properly, fruit drying can be a very energy efficient way to preserve your summer harvest to provide much-neede [...]

Cherries: preserving
Cherries: preserving

As with all fruit, cherries are most nutritious if eaten straight away, but there are many different ways of preserving them that also preserve a substantial amount of the nutrients, making it a very worthwhile way of providing nutrition for [...]

Cherry pitting
Cherry pitting

It’s easy to see the beginnings of the modern cherry pitter in this patent, filed in 1901 by Jesse Crandall of Brooklyn, New York, for a combined cherry pitter and fork. Read the article in Summer - Week 11

Cleaning out the pantry
Cleaning out the pantry

Spring is a great time to clean out your pantry, in preparation for the coming fruit season. Doing a bit of a stock take and audit will give you some good feedback about... Read article in: Spring Week 7

Cumquat marmalade
Cumquat marmalade

Because there's no shortage of cumquats in winter, we thought we'd share an oldie but a goodie - cumquat marmalade, with the added bonus of Our Special Tip for Easy Cumquat Preparation! Read article in: Winter week 10