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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

Drying fruit
Drying fruit

Don't expect home-dried fruit to look like the store-bought stuff, and when you have a look at what's in the bought stuff, you'll probably agree that's a good thing! Read article in: Summer week 4

Eat organic plums all year
Eat organic plums all year

Plums are a wonderful fruit for preserving because they lend themselves to such a wide variety of methods: bottling, brandied, jam, dried, fruit leather, pickled, chutney, frozen, or plum wine. Fruit preserving will always cause some loss of n [...]

Freezing fruit
Freezing fruit

Part of the joy of growing your own fruit is being able to provide your family with healthy, home-grown food, even in the coldest days of winter. There are lots of different preserving techniques available, all with their own pros and cons, an [...]

Fruit cobbler
Fruit cobbler

This recipe for cobbler is one of our family favourites, because it’s easy to whip up fairly quickly, it uses fruit (which we always have available), and it has a moister topping than most cobbler recipes. It originally came from a recipe in t [...]

Home made hummus
Home made hummus

A little bit of preserved lemon goes a long way, but adds an incredible extra flavour to a dish. It’s often used in meat dishes, but here’s one of our favourites, that suits both vegetarians and vegans. Get the recipe in Winter - Week 9.

How to make safe herbal remedies from weeds
How to make safe herbal remedies from weeds

Healthy gardens thrive on biodiversity, which is just a fancy way of describing having a big variety of all living things in the garden – trees, shrubs, herbs, flowers, birds, insects and microbes. Plants we often call ‘weeds’ help to create b [...]

How were apples stored before refrigeration?
How were apples stored before refrigeration?

Apples have been grown for hundreds, if not thousands of years, and have long been valued as a source of nutrition and vitamins in winter. These days we can eat apples all year due to storage in coolstores using modern technology...but how wer [...]

Peach cake
Peach cake

Here's a quick and easy recipe for a delicious wheat-free peach cake. Yum! Get the recipe in Summer - Week 6.

Peachy crumble
Peachy crumble

This is one of our favourite summer desserts, and is one of those marvellous recipes that you can whip up in no time when visitors suddenly descend—they’ll be impressed both with your fruit growing and cooking prowess. Use your imagination, an [...]

Pear & custard tart
Pear & custard tart

Tarts are delicious - especially when you can use your own pears - and this one is no exception. Its smooth creaminess is divine! Get the recipe in Spring - Week 7.

Perfect dried apricots
Perfect dried apricots

Apricots lend themselves beautifully to a variety of preserving techniques, but the most popular are dried and jam. We cover jam-making in another article (Summer - Week 10), so here we have an in-depth look at the art of drying. Read the arti [...]

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