Saturday, 17 September 2011


Its that time of year again when fruit and veg needs picking in the garden and preserving.  This picture shows a batch of blackberry and apple jelly we made using our own blackberries and apples.  We have also made numerous chutneys including plum (using greengages from our tree) and spicy apple and  courgette, batches of loganberry jam, redcurrant jelly and rhubarb, pear and ginger jam.  We have pickled plenty of jars of beetroot (Nigel's favourite) and this year we have tried pickling mixed vegetables (cauli, green beans, courgette, red & yellow peppers & onions) and making a sweetcorn, redpepper and beetroot relish.  I can't wait for the requisite month's wait to be over to give them a try!

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