Category Archives: preserving

Recipes for a lychee crisis

Today, I’m thinking about lychees. I’m sorry I don’t have many pictures to accompany this post, we ate before I sorted out the camera (some sort of complication to do with camera / card compatibility) – so I’ve hit the … Continue reading

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Marrow cream

About this time last year I posted about uses of marrows. This year I’m revisiting one of the less hopeful sounding ideas – Marrow cream. I just want to tell you how good marrow cream is and how undeserving of … Continue reading

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The Jam

I declare it Jam New Year. I’ve just made the first jam of the year and done a bit of an audit of what we’ve got left over from last year.  Turns out preserve-wise we probably got it about right. Jamwise, … Continue reading

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Borlotti beans start to finish

The other day we had a hearty chestnut and bean hotpot made with our own dried borlotti beans.  It occurred to me that I’d started work on that tea 10 months earlier which is a heck of a lot of … Continue reading

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Little bit of summer in midwinter

Poor His Nibs.  He was so looking forward to the strawberries last June, instead all of the berries got nabbed for jam and the anticipated ‘more’ that I’d claimed were about to appear, didn’t.  What’s more I had plans for … Continue reading

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Has beans

We’re trying something seriously old school with our runner beans: salting them. I remember my Nan having sweet jars of salted runner beans in her council house pantry (can you imagine council houses having pantries nowadays?). What I don’t remember … Continue reading

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His Nibs does fruit leather

Dear, oh dear, I’ve been slacking in both the blogging and cooking departments. What can I say, work and life and the like can get in the way. Fortunately His Nibs is a dab hand in the kitchen and generally … Continue reading

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Unusual jam for the WI?

Faffing around online instead of getting on with what I should have been doing today I found out that Pam Corbin (she who wrote my favourite preserves bible) has a bit of a blog going on.  So I had to … Continue reading

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Bottling it up

The River Cottage Handbook on Preserves by Pam Corbin is one of my favourite books at the moment.  The nice thing about a really good book is that it leads you to places you wouldn’t have arrived at from where … Continue reading

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