Savoury preserves, such as pickles, chutneys and relishes, use vinegar alone, or a mix of vinegar and salt (and sometimes sugar) to preserve veges and fruit. Salt: Acts as a preservative, but is also used as … →
There are four key ingredients you’ll need for any and all sweet preserves. Fruit: Use your best fruit. As fruit becomes over-ripe, the level of pectin in it declines. Pectin: A natural substance found in all … →
These rules are listed in the approximate order of the canning procedure: 1. Before starting to work, examine all jars and lids for possible small chips, nicks and other defects by running your fingertips around the … →
We’ve all had that frustrating moment when no matter how many times to you re-read the ‘oh-so-easy’ recipe your jam just doesn’t look like its meant to. Sometimes recipes don’t tell you all the info you need to be able … →
Welcome to Freshly Preserved. A New Zealand site dedicated to sharing recipes, tips, tricks, crafting and gifting ideas using fresh seasonal produce. From beautiful home made jams, chutneys and whole stone fruits to infused oils and sugars, herbed jellies and macerated fruits, you will find inspiration on the Freshly Preserved site.
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