This book explains all you need to know to make your own delicious jams, jellies, marmalades, fruit butters, fruit cheeses, chutneys and pickles, including details of all the necessary equipment, how to choose the best fruit and vegetables to use, and how to make sure the jam sets properly to produce the best results. In these straitened times, more and more people are keen to save money by making jams, jellies and chutneys from the surplus of their own homegrown fruit and vegetables or from free fruit, such as blackberries, available in nearby hedgerows. Val and John Harrison show how easy it is to collect together the required ingredients and start making your own produce.
John Harrison has been growing fruit and vegetables for over 30 years, with his wife Val making jams and other preserves from the surplus of that harvest for the same period. In 2004 they started www.allotment.org.uk which is now the largest and most popular website on allotments and vegetable growing. As vegetable growers hate waste, they were soon asked to include recipes for jam making on their website - in no time at all they had compiled enough recipes for a book.