There is just a whiff of Autumn in the air. The days are slightly shorter, the mornings a little cooler and hedgerows, fields, orchards and gardens are ripe and ready. It's a time of plenty so sterilise some jam jars, gather the harvest and get ready to preserve the flavours of summer!
Opening a jar of jam or a bottle of cordial on winter's coldest days and releasing the scent and warmth of summer has to be one of the best rewards for time spent in the kitchen. This week we're sharing recipes for Jams, Jellies and Fruity Beverages with 15 Fabulous Harvest Preserves. You'll find my own favourite plum jam and a glorious selection from some of our favourite food bloggers and websites. Have you got a recipe which we should be trying this autumn?
Christopher's Foolproof Plum Jam from Demuths
Fig and Strawberry Jam from The Veg Space
Apple, Pear and Passion Fruit Chutney from Tinned Tomatoes
Sloe and Crab Apple Hedgerow Jelly from Smarter Fitter
Blackberry and Apple Jam from Thinly Spread
Bramble Jelly from Feeding Boys
Damson Jam from Fab Food 4 All
Spiced Apple and Rosehip Jelly from Foodie Quine
Blackberry Curd from The Botanical Kitchen
Blackcurrant and Raspberry Jam from Food to Glow
Sloe Gin from River Cottage
White Cherry Rum Liqueur from Kavey Eats
Blackberry Whisky from The Crafty Larder
Rose Syrup from Tin and Thyme
Blackcurrant Cassis from The Hedgecombers
Have you got a favourite harvest recipe to share? What is your favourite jam, jelly or fruity beverage? Leave a comment below or come and chat to us on social media!