Posts Tagged“harvest”

This year we have had a wonderful harvest of white peaches.  Unfortunately, I didn’t thin them out when they were young, so the result was that the peaches were numerous but small.  However, despite being small they are delicious, fresh and organic!  The harvest was around 6 kilos, plus some that fell off the tree and were fed to the chooks.  I decided to make a large batch of peach jam, which will just about supply us with jam for the year! Making jam is not as hard as it may sound and is worth giving it a go. Ingredients…

I recently harvested a crop of chillies from my chilli bushes which were left on there from last season. They are not a particularly hot chilli so I often put several of them in my chilli beef recipe to bulk it up. On this particular occasion I decided to try something different so I looked up some recipes for chilli jam or relish. Since I didn’t have all the correct ingredients for the recipes I looked up, I ended up making my own recipe and it turned out delicious. I’m sorry I do not know the variety of chilli that…

Making homemade cordial is a great skill to have, not only is it delicious but it is so easy to make.  This is a great way to use excess lemons, and a great way to store your harvest from backyard lemon trees. Not to mention it is great tasting and wonderfully natural!  I have just made the last batch from last years lemons, which I squeezed and froze to be used for cordial making throughout the year. The recipe calls for 3 cups of juice so I froze the juice in 3 cup quantities. I used Tupperware containers to freeze…