Blog Posts - Jams And Preserves



Raaz Avalyache Jam ~ Star Gooseberry Preserve

Its been almost a month since we returned from India and getting back to the grind has been so very hard. Post-vacation hangover would be the right way to put it I guess :-( Anyway, to top it off this time I returned almost empty handed, in the sense...

Orange Marmalade

Oranges have been ruling my fruit basket for over 2 months now. The whole of December saw us trying out the different varieties that have been flooding the supermarkets and I couldn't resist trying out different recipes with them. I have made sev...

Chicken with Goats Cheese & Chutney

I confess we eat a lot of chicken in this house and if you have been reading my blog for any appreciable of time that won't be news to you.  Sorry about that.  It's affordable protein, adaptable to lots of flavours and techniques and we lik...
by The English Kitchen on Sep 1, 2015

Rhubarb Butter

No doubt about it rhubarb is one of my favourite fruits.  I look forward to rhubarb season every year and all of the treats I can cook up with it!  Pies!  Cakes!  Crumbles! Butter!Rhubarb Butter?  Say what??? Yes, Rhubarb But...
by The English Kitchen on May 7, 2015

Jalapeno Pepper Jam Baked Brie and Valentines Day . . .

I was recently sent a gift pack from Godminster Cheese, just in time for Valentines day . . . their sweet "Heart to Heart" set,   is a tasty combination of a delicious 200g Vintage Organic Cheddar and 150g Heart-Shaped Organic Brie, both heart...
by The English Kitchen on Jan 29, 2014

Christmas Chutney

One thing I like to make each year for the Holidays is my Christmas Chutney.   It's sooooo good and makes a wonderful change from the regular Cranberry Sauce. It has a tiny bit of a bite, which you can adjust by the amount of chili's you ad...
by The English Kitchen on Dec 13, 2013

An Incredibly Tasty Toastie!

I have always been a fan of Leerdammer cheese.   Sweet and nutty it's long been a choice of  mine for in salads and sandwiches . . . and yes, I confess, I have even been known to just snack on it neat . . . without anything else.  It j...
by The English Kitchen on Dec 5, 2013

White Chocolate Glazed Jewel Tarts

 I love the holidays.  I miss having Thanksgiving over here in the UK.  It seems to me like the perfect start to the holiday season . . . but alas . . . we don't even really seem to celebrate St George's Day which is kind of odd really...
by The English Kitchen on Nov 22, 2013

Marmalade Pudding with a Grand Marnier Custard

      There is something just so wonderfully warm  and comforting about a steamed pudding (dessert).  They are so homey, just like a warm hug from a much beloved Gran.I don't know what it is about them . . . stodgy,...
by The English Kitchen on Oct 25, 2013

Easy Pumpkin Butter

 One of the things I missed when I first arrived here in the UK was tinned pumpkin.  It was very difficult to find and if you did find it, it cost you an arm and a leg.  I used to be able to get it at Waitrose down south and Sainsbury'...
by The English Kitchen on Sep 22, 2013

Roasted Beetroot and Goat's Cheese Salad with an Orange Marmalade Vinaigrette

I just adore beetroots.   I picked up a couple of nice bunches when we were in town the other day at the Green Grocers . . . a bunch of regular ruby coloured ones  and a beautiful bunch of golden globes.  Call them heirloom if you...
by The English Kitchen on Aug 6, 2013

Summer Fruit Cordial

     Our soft fruit is going great guns in the garden at the moment.   With all of the hot weather we are having it all seems to be ripening at once.   We have never gotten so many strawberries as the bumper cr...
by The English Kitchen on Jul 16, 2013

Bread & Jam

 Some days are bread and jam days.  Surely we all have them . . . you know the types of days I mean."I wish I was a poet like the men that write in booksThe poems that we have to learn on valleys, hills an' brooks;I'd write of things that c...
by The English Kitchen on Jan 9, 2013

Some Gift Ideas for Christmas

Whatever happened to the days when chestnuts really roasted on an open fire during the holidays? It seems as if the more we progress and technologically advances, the further we drift from tradition. This is more »...
by Pickles, Jams and Preserves on Dec 12, 2012

Steamed Cherry Bakewell Pudding

 We had the missionaries over for supper again tonight.  I do so love to have them over.  There's nothing I like better than cooking for and fussing for big strapping lads!  I feed them pretty regularly, at least once a month in a...
by The English Kitchen on May 15, 2012

Lemon Stuffed French Toast

 I had some French Bread that needed using up today and I fancied some French Toast for breakfast. But I didn't want the same old same old. I thought I might like to stuff it . . . but again, I didn't want the same old, same old.  The...
by The English Kitchen on May 9, 2012


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