Category Preserves

Rosehip and Apple Jelly

Sweet, tart and wonderfully autumnal, Rosehip and Apple Jelly is full of the flavours of the fall. Perfect for serving with scones and whipped cream or alongside a cheeseboard with some tangy cheddar.
If you’ve been reading along for a while, you’ll know that I love foraging for food. From wild garlic in the spring to summer elderflowers, I get a real kick out of connecting with nature and exploring all the flavours…

Beetroot and Orange Relish

Beetroot and Orange Relish
Bright, zesty, aromatically spiced and gloriously purple, Beetroot and Orange Relish will always remind me of long afternoons spent in the very aptly named Gardens of Irini – or Gardens of Peace in Bellapais, Cyprus. There the proprietress and my…

Banana Berry Ice Creams

Banana Berry Ice Creams
Well, the weather may be getting colder, but in my opinion, it’s still warm enough to eat ice cream! I love making ice blocks and always have some ready to go in the freezer. Whether you know them as popsicles,…

Tangy Redcurrant Jelly

Tangy Redcurrant Jelly
I have written a lot about how much I love redcurrants, those ruby coloured strands of beautiful summer berries. While I usually use them in baking, as they are so good within a Redcurrant Crumble Cake, they also make a…

Slow Roasted Tomato Sauce

Slow Roasted Tomato Sauce
Is there anything better than a perfectly ripe, juicy summer tomato? When tomatoes are ripe and in season they are a wonderful reminder of how good simple food can be. It’s a taste of sunshine that, properly prepared, can last…

Berry Chia Seed Jam

Berry Chia Seed Jam
Ever since I was a little boy I have been fascinated by jam making. It started with watching my grandmother, Nana Fay, making her legendary plum jam, one of the highlights of summer. Since then, I’ve cooked up just about…

Homemade Cream Cheese

Homemade Cream Cheese
Luscious, soft, tangy homemade cream cheese, made in minutes with ingredients you probably already have in the kitchen? Absolutely. Trust me on this, once you make it, you may never go back to store-bought cream cheese again, especially as it…