Preserving

Products to Keep Your Food Fresh

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Vacuum packed pumpkin slices

Food waste is a huge global problem right now – an estimated 1.3 billion tonnes is lost every year. That’s a staggering number, considering how much of the world’s resources goes into food production. There are many ways to reduce food waste, from the basics like buying only enough for your family’s consumption or the […]

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The Basics of Freezing Your Food!

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Frozen Vegetables

Freezer Power! For a time-saving and economical way to enjoy your food, utilising your freezer is invaluable. It allows you to prepare your meals well in advance and preserves them for a future date, which in today’s hectic, fast-paced lifestyle is immeasurably convenient! Here are some great tips for freezing your food: Optimising the temperature […]

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Fruit Preserve Recipe: Mango Chutney

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Mango Chutney 2

Fruit preserves always offer a fantastic solution when you’ve got an extra supply of fruits at home that you cannot possibly consume within the coming days. There are plenty of fruit preserve variations that you can choose from, including chutneys, jams and conserves. Of course this will depend on the type of fruit/s you want […]

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A Pinch of This, a Dash of That | Fruit Preserve Recipe: Mango Chutney

Traditional Italian Tomato Pasta Sauce

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Ravioli

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The History of Preserving

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Nectarine Fruit Display

Where preserving all began… When making your home-made preserves today, part of the appeal is its charming heritage and old-fashioned style, which bring about a sense of nostalgia for decades past. The rich history of preserving dates back as far as 1795 with its origins arising in France, when the French government maintained a vast […]

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Preserving: Jam Jar Presentation

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Decorated Jam Jars

The art of the jam jar There is something entirely sweet, charming and just plain old traditional about making your own preserves. As well as being delicious for your own personal use, gifting your home-made produce can make an incredibly thoughtful gift idea for your nearest and dearest. Once you have made, filled and sealed […]

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Preserving: Do’s and Don’ts

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Preserving Spread

The 8 essential do’s and don’ts of preserving When it comes to the art of making home-made preserves, there are some strict rules you should adhere to that will ensure delicious, long lasting results. The Do’s Choose the best quality, freshest fruit. Slightly under-ripe fruit, or freshly picked or harvested vegetables are best. Produce that […]

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Preserving: Any Berry Jam Recipe

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Preserving Guide For Beginners

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Peaches

Getting started with Preserving Instead of relying on the same old store bought jams, marmalades, chutneys and sauces, why not try making your own? If you grow your own fruit and veg and have an excess of product left over that you won’t be able to eat while ripe, or if you simply want to […]

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