What could be better than scones spread with home-made strawberry preserve, packed with summer berry scent and flavour, or a fresh apricot preserve to brighten a dull winter's day. Even if you've never made jam before, it's a doddle with Delia's help!
The title says it all and this jewel-like confit is the perfect foil for the richness of game or duck - you could also serve it with cheeses and cold cuts at Christmas as a change from your usual chutney.
A lovely dark preserve that you can make in the winter months, when fresh fruit is out of season, as it uses dried apricots. Apricots and almonds have a wonderful affinity and this is bound to become a family favourite!
Make these a month before Christmas and you'll receive plenty of compliments when serving them with cheese and cold cuts. Or why not make up some batches as gifts for food-loving friends?
The clean pickle flavours make these soused herrings a great choice for lunch or supper with home-made bread and salad. They'll keep for a week in the fridge and need to be made at least two days before you want to eat them.
Make this a month before Christmas so that the flavours can mature: brilliant with cheeses and cold meats.
Delia's mincemeat is, as you'd expect, totally brilliant. So make up some batches of this lovely mincemeat - you won't believe how easy it is and it puts anything you can buy well and truly in the shade!
These lovely spiced oranges are superb with any cold meats, especially ham. Make it in advance, so that the flavours have the chance to develop.
Oven-drying gives tomatoes a deep, intense flavour that will liven up all manner of dishes during the winter months - and is a useful way of using up a glut from the greenhouse, maybe?
Surprisingly easy to make, this lovely mincemeat is bound to become a Christmas favourite. The addition of cranberries adds colour and flavour to a classic preserve that can be adapted easily for vegetarians.
Bottle summer vegetables for a taste of summer in the depths of winter. These lovely Italian-style pickles are superb with a plate of charcuterie or cheeses and good bread.
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