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Plum & raspberry pie
Plum & raspberry pie

This is a family favourite that can be enjoyed throughout summer (or whenever you can get berries), is very quick to make, and is an absolute crowd-pleaser. The filling can be made with berries alone, or a mixture of plums and raspberries (or [...]

Plum chutney
Plum chutney

There are several late varieties of plums that ripen in autumn, store well, and lend themselves to a variety of different preserving methods. Most plums make good jam, even plums such as Autumn Giant, which despite having pale yellow flesh, ma [...]

Plum kulfi
Plum kulfi

This recipe was made for us by some WWOOFers (Willing Workers on Organic Farms) who stayed with us for a couple of months– he was German, she was Japanese, and they were in loooove. One of the things they enjoyed doing together was cooking, an [...]

Poached pears or baked quinces
Poached pears or baked quinces

In keeping with our philosophy of making things easy for you, our recipes for poached and pickled pears couldn’t be simpler, and are very adaptable. Get the recipe in Autumn - week 8.

Preserving peaches & nectarines
Preserving peaches & nectarines

Part of the joy of growing your own fruit is preserving it to enjoy once the harvest is complete. Opening a jar of bottled peaches, or apricot jam, or nectarine chutney brings a little bit of summer into the cold, dark depths of winter. Tradit [...]

Preserving summer fruit – without losing the vitamins
Preserving summer fruit – without losing the vitamins

Fresh fruit is healthy and full of vitamins—especially if you’ve grown it yourself, using organic methods! So when preserving fruit to eat over winter when there’s not much available in the garden, it‘s important to preserve the vitamin conten [...]

Quince & hazelnut tart
Quince & hazelnut tart

This delicious tart recipe comes from one of our members, and is her take on a recipe from Delicious magazine. Thanks to all! Get the recipe in Winter - Week 2.

Quince cake
Quince cake

We are huge fans of simple cooking, and always favour fail-safe tried and true recipes. This one has been kicking around the family for years, is quick to make, works every time, and is equally delicious with apples or quinces. It’s dairy-free [...]

Quince jelly jam and paste
Quince jelly jam and paste

Quinces are very aromatic, and turn a beautiful dark pink colour when cooked, so they lend themselves to preserving as jelly, jam or paste because they are delicious, and look amazing! Get the recipes in Winter - Week 1.

Smellyfoot peach chutney
Smellyfoot peach chutney

We’re letting you in to a huge family secret with this week’s recipe. No, not that we have smelly feet, just that we have the best peach chutney recipe in the world. It’s adapted from a recipe in the wonderful book  Preserving Made Easy by Nan [...]

Sue’s lemon apple cake
Sue’s lemon apple cake

This is a very quick and easy cake to make, and if you’ve run out of fresh apples and need to substitute bottled apples instead it works just as well, though the texture is slightly more moist, so check the cooking time. Get the recipe in Wint [...]

Two delicious ways to cook cumquats
Two delicious ways to cook cumquats

Cumquats have a unique and delicious flavour. Here's a wonderful chutney and a delicious cake that make the most of these little citrus fruits. Get the recipes in Spring - Week 2.

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