Preserving Diary

I’ve been doing quite  bit of preserving since 2014, and I particularly enjoy coming up with ideas to deal with gluts of fruit – either because friends and family have overflowing fruit trees, or because of seasonal gluts with commercial fruit, meaning I can buy very cheaply at the markets. I like how you can clearly see both the passing seasons and abundances of particular fruits in the products I’ve made.

I’ve recently started noting how many jars I make, and I’ll also note when they’re used, so this can become something of a stocktake as well. For readers in Canberra interested in buying or bartering, this will also give you an idea of what I have available 🙂

Autumn 2014

Crabapple jelly x 1

Sierra sweet plum jam

Late season peach jam

Fig and glace orange jam

Pear jam with vanilla & elderflower

Winter 2014

Lime marmalade x 1

Strawberry and cumquat jam x 1

Lemon and mandarin marmalade with lavender

Tomatillo and lime jam

Ruby grapefruit marmalade x 1

Limoncello marmalade

Hot Indian lime pickle

Lime and chilli pickle

Thai pickled lime slices

Sweet Indian lime pickle

Dark Seville orange marmalade x 1

Lemon, lime and blood orange curds

Quince jelly x 3

Quince paste x 3

Brandied cumquats

Pickled cumquats

Sweet and salty cumquats

Spring 2014

Blood orange and strawberry marmalade

Blood orange cordial

Blood lime marmalade

Summer 2015

Blackcurrant jam

Crème de Cassis x 2

Nectarine jam x 2

Wild blackberry jam

Blackberry vinegar x 1

Plum butter

Three plum and strawberry jam

Chinese plum sauce x 2

Toffeed fig jam

Plum paste x 3

Sticky fig chutney x 2

Hot, sweet, plum chutney

Fig paste with fennel and thyme

Autumn 2015

Black grape jelly jam

Harissa

Eggplant pickle

Parsi Tomato chutney

Crystallised ginger

Winter 2015

Passionfruit curd

Lemon curd

Spring 2015

Strawberry jam with black pepper and balsamic vinegar

Rhubarb curd

Rhubarb jam

Pomegranate and blood orange jelly with cranberries x 2

Apple and cherry butter x 2

Roasted apple butter x 3

Summer 2016

Apricot jam with rosewater

Smokey chilli plum sauce x 2

Toffeed fig jam x 3

Fig jam x 5

Sticky fig and rhubarb chutney

Black grape and fig jelly jam x 3

Apple jelly x 4

Autumn 2016

Quince and ginger jam x 4

Rhubarb and grapefruit jam x 1

Winter 2016

Lime marmalade x 2

Spring 2016

Rhubarb jam x 1

Strawberry jam

Summer 2017

Apricot jam x 2

Fig and Galliano jam x 1

Pear and leatherwood jam

Cherry tomato and chilli jam x 1

Parsi tomato chutney

Late season peach jam x 2

Autumn 2017

English green tomato chutney x 6

Indian green tomato pickle x 1

Fermented green tomatoes

Antipasto green tomatoes in olive oil

Winter 2017

Gari (sushi pickled ginger)

Beni shoga (red pickled ginger) x 1

Green tomato and cinnamon jam x 2

Spring 2017

Strawberry jam x 1

Cherry and Amaretto jam x 1

Summer 2018

Fig vodka x 1

Autumn 2018

Glace figs x 1

Winter 2018

Moroccan preserved lemons x 1

Gari (sushi pickled ginger) x 1

Harissa x 1

Spring 2018

Strawberry jam x 1

Lemonade and orange cordial x 2

Summer 2019

Apricot jam x 5  3

Plum, rhubarb and strawberry jam x 4  3

Plum, orange and cardamom jam x 8 6

Plumcot jam x 2

Autumn 2019

Fig paste with lemon and fennel seed x 4 (plus some dried further in a sliceable slab)

Tomatillo and lime marmalade x 6

G&T marmalade x 9

Charred tomatillo salsa x 4 (tubs in freezer)

Autumn spiced pear-lemon marmalade x 8

Indian lemon pickle

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