Before you start; using olive oil; preserving in vinegar; sweet and sour preserves; preserving in salt; ratatouille etc.; perfect vegetables; summer fruits; for drying; fruits in syrup.
If you're wondering what to do with a glut of fruit and vegetable garden produce at the end of summer, why not save and enjoy them in the cold winter months? Jams, preserves, pickles, pastes, there is a whole range of things that can be made and kept in the store cupboard. This attractively presented book offers a variety of both traditional and more modern recipes to ensure your crops are safely preserved and enjoyed for many months after harvest. Pickled beetroot, gherkins and red cabbage or the racier fruit vinaigrettes or tuna-stuffed red peppers. Aromatic vinegars and oils, ideal as presents, dried apple rings and wild blackberries in syrup. Accompanied by recipes utilising the preserves and photographs tasty enough to scoop off the page, it is an infinitely useful and innovative book for all home produce growers. - Lucy Watson