Kumquat Marmalade with Gin

Kumquats are quite expensive so you need to make something special with them. This recipe for kumquat marmalade with gin and vanilla is just that. Serve it with cheese or on griddled bread.


Plum Compote

When you find a glut of cheap plums, poach and chill them and you’ll always have a burst of sunshine to add to natural yogurt for breakfast, to slather on a homemade scone or to fill a Victoria Sponge.


Christine Ferber – Queen of Confitures

Christine Ferber is a fourth-generation Alsatian preserve-maker. In France they call her ‘Le Reine de le Confiture’ or the ‘Queen of Confitures’ because she makes the most superb preserves. Brad Pitt is a fan of her jams which she makes using fresh fruits picked that day where possible.

JAMS + PRESERVES Strawberry jam recipe

Strawberry and Orange Flower Quick Jam

Quick jams are made with soft fruit and they are cooked for ten minutes or less. They are runnier than traditional jams but they taste brighter and fruitier. Keep them in a covered container or Kilner jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.