Preserves are a great foundation for a sustainable lifestyle, allowing you to use produce from your own (or family and friends’) gardens, process it, store it, and use it later on. I love that I have fruit ready to serve simply on its own, or with yoghurt, custard or icecream. I also use the fruit to make cakes, tarts, pies and desserts, and in some cases to accompany a cheese platter!
This is how I grew up. Fruit was preserved in season, it was not only my mother in the kitchen, but often times my sisters and our father also joined in the process. The fruit was used throughout the year, and generally when the next season rolled around, there was nothing left.
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