By Pam Corbin

The River Cottage farm, proven by way of British nutrients character Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall to advertise fine quality, seasonal, and sustainable meals, has encouraged a tv sequence, eating places and sessions, and a success sequence of books. during this new addition to the award-winning assortment, River Cottage grasp preserver Pam Corbin is helping you rework the abundance of your backyard (and your folks’ and acquaintances’ gardens) into every thing from uncomplicated Strawberry Jam to delicious new mixtures like Honeyed Hazelnuts, Nasturtium “Capers,” Onion Marmalade, Spiced Brandy Plums, Elixir of Sage, plus a pantryful of alternative jams, jellies, butters, curds, pickles, chutneys, cordials, liqueurs, vinegars, and sauces.

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Pour in 2 cups of chilly white wine vinegar. shop for a month or so in a sunny spot, giving the jar a shake at times. pressure the vinegar and discard the plants. Pack right into a sterilized jar with a number of clean nasturtium plants to spot the vinegar. To make a correct summer time salad dressing, upload 1 tablespoon of soy sauce to ½ cup of nasturtium vinegar and whisk in 1 cup of olive or canola oil. combined herb vinegar combine a heaping ¼ cup of herbs — chives, parsley, tarragon, fennel, thyme, or no matter what you have got — with 2 cups of chilly white wine vinegar or cider vinegar. shop for three to four weeks in a funky, darkish position. pressure, discard the herbs, and bottle. Spiced samphire vinegar Pack 2 oz of samphire, 6 allspice berries, and a pair of finely chopped shallots right into a huge jar. Pour in 2 cups of chilly rice vinegar or cider vinegar. shop for two to three months earlier than straining and bottling. this is often nice with fish and in sweet-and-sour sauces. Raspberry vinegar Season: July to August traditionally, sweetened vinegars have been valued for his or her medicinal features and have been usually used to alleviate coughs and deal with fevers and colds. throughout the 19th century, raspberry vinegar specifically used to be advised as a fresh tonic to beat weariness. yet fruit vinegars have a mess of culinary makes use of too, and that i definitely wouldn’t are looking to be with no bottle or within the kitchen. Use raspberry vinegar on salads — both neat or mixed with olive oil. I additionally like it trickled over goat’s cheese, crepes, or even ice cream. You’ll additionally locate spoonful provides a beautiful piquancy to savory sauces. For a revitalizing summer season drink, combine a number of tablespoonfuls of raspberry vinegar with soda or tonic water and upload ice. The fruit for a vinegar should be accumulated on a dry day. If the fruit is rainy, it's going to dilute the vinegar and adversely impact its protecting caliber. Makes 6 cups 2¼ kilos raspberries 2½ cups cider vinegar or white wine vinegar Granulated sugar positioned the raspberries in a bowl and overwhelm them evenly with a wood spoon. upload the vinegar. conceal the bowl and permit the fruit and vinegar steep for four to five days, stirring sometimes. Pour the fruit and vinegar right into a JELLY STRAINER BAG or piece of cheesecloth suspended over a bowl and allow drain in a single day. you could squeeze it a bit if you happen to like. degree the liquid, then pour right into a saucepan. for each cup of fruit vinegar, upload 1 cup of sugar. position over low warmth and convey lightly to a boil, stirring until eventually the sugar has dissolved. Boil for eight to ten mins, removal any scum because it rises. eliminate from the warmth and allow cool, then bottle and seal (SEE SHELF lifestyles AND KEEPABILITY). Use inside of 1 yr. adaptations exchange the raspberries with an identical quantity of strawberries, black currants, or blackberries to create different fruit vinegars. Rosehip syrup Season: overdue September to October The shapely rosehip is the fleshy fruit of the rose. The orange-red berries that seem within the autumn include a crowd of creamy-white seeds secure via tiny irritant hairs, that is why they need to by no means be eaten uncooked.

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