Monday, 30 August 2010

Preserving the harvest

Posted by Rosie

As summer slips towards autumn I usually find myself getting more and more busy in the kitchen, preserving the harvest. This year, however, after a disastrous year in the veg garden due to the weather (more of that another day) I have less to preserve. However today I have made chilli courgette pickle and marrow and ginger jam. I also have dried apricots soaking ready to make marrow and apricot jam tomorrow. Notice a theme here? The only vegetable to have made anything like a glut is the courgettes and marrows and only then because I planted a ridiculous number of plants! Still - we like courgettes and the chilli courgette pickle is a favourite. In fact I think I'll start another batch now.

I'm still waiting to see if the marrow and ginger jam has set - it can be a bit temperamental in that department. Not that we see that as a problem but simply label it as sauce not jam and enjoy it over ice cream or with pancakes for a decadent breakfast. For anyone wanting to make this jam/sauce the recipe is here. (scroll down to the third post)

1 comment :

  1. Yep, it's definitely been a courgette/marrow year for me too. Lots of lovely sauces made up and stored for Winter use.

    I must have a go at the marrow and ginger jam sounds delicious.

    Sue xx


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