Fruit cordials are really easy to make and you will never go back to shop bought again - great for children or grandchildren - they love them!
Add a spoonful or two to soups, stews, gravies or casseroles for that 'je ne sais quoi!'
I went blackberrying as a child, I took my children, and now my grandchildren - the definition of a timeless classic
'Topping and Tailing' gooseberries - one of my first cooking jobs as a child - happy days
Lovely plums, evocative of the end of the Summer holidays, and back to school in my mind - looking forward to Christmas
Quintessentially English, a late Summer classic, incomparable flavour to enjoy with cheese
Make single variety or a mix - all are delicious, versatile, and capture the essence of early Summer
With it's beautiful garnet colour, Redcurrant Jellyis the tradional partner for roast lamb, but makes a great glaze for fruit tartlets as well
This is a very special jelly - the only accompaniament for venison at Christmas
The cloves are ground with the mustard seeds to make a warm, intense, aromatic mustard
A light, summery flavour perfect for baked salmon, or lemon vinaigrette on hot new potatoes
If your son is anything like mine, you will have to hide these until they have matured!
Nothing like the bright red sticky cherries found in cocktails - these are deep, dark and dangerous!
These lemons are traditionally used in Middle Eastern cooking but are a delicious addition to any casserole or stew. Try chopping finely and adding to plain yohurt as a dressing for salads or curry
This vinegar is such a great colour and flavour, one of the first in the preserving year
This wonderfully fragrant vinegar is fantastic in salad dressings or drizzled over salmon before baking in the oven
This is a sweetened version of Raspberry Vinegar traditionally poured over Yorkshire Pudding, it is also delicious with hot water added and taken as a soothing drink
A delightfully fresh Spring jam to make, especially if you have some raspberries left in the freezer
A sweetened version of blackcurrant vinegar with the added depths provided by fresh bay
More of a mustard pickle, this traditional Italian preserve is surprising, delicious and addictive!
A boozy, delicious jar of plums all ready to be served with good ice-cream, pavlova, cream and/or shortbread
A beautifully warming drink, especially made with hot water and maybe a little of what you fancy!
A delicious light, summery chutney - great to make if you have a glut of courgettes
So easy to make, citrus cordials are absolutely unlike anything commercially produced
A dark, unctious, glossy chutney just perfect with Christmas buffets
Gingered Up with coriander, cardomom, black pepper and fresh ginger this chutney is hot and fruity!
A well-rounded flavour laced with your favourite whisky - makes a great gift ;)
Nothing like the . . .er . . .best known make - this has fantastic flavour, an authentic colour good enough to eat on its own
Light and refreshing, the classic flavour of Summer - barbeques, tennis parties, Summer weddings - make plenty