100 delicious and original recipes for jams, jellies, marmalades, curds, cordials, fruits in syrup, chutneys and pickles. There's something about homemade produce which always tastes so much better. You only have to look on the shelves of the smartest delicatessens to see that making jams and jellies has never been so popular, with flavours and combinations that range from the traditional tried-and-tested recipes to the more adventurous and exotic. In times of abundance it makes perfect sense to squirrel away food for use in times less plentiful: jam- and jelly-making and food preservation have always been an important household craft as well as an essential part of the culinary calendar. Jam-packed with lip-smacking recipes, including ways to pickle vegetables and dry fruit, the secrets to great flavours, simply made, are unlocked in this delightful book.
Gloria Nicol is a journalist and photographer. She has written features for many leading magazines and has authored a number of lifestyle books. After 30 years of city life, relocation to a rural setting has given Gloria the opportunity to live 'the good life' for real. Gloria runs the online company The Laundry, selling vintage homeware and linens, as well as writing the excellent online blog www.laundryetc.co.uk.