Easy Jams, Chutneys and Preserves

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You've seen the recipes on the web site - Now you can Buy the Book! Signed by Val Harrison!

From the author of one of the UK's best selling gardening books, this collaboration with his wife brings their favourite recipes to you.

Like all our books, it's straightforward, tested and practical.

The chapter list and my comments will give you a good idea of what's covered:

  • History of Making Preserves
    Did you know they go back to Roman times!
  • Hygiene and How Preserving Works
    You need to know a few bits so your hobby doesn't end you up in hospital
  • Jams, Jellies, Marmalades, Curds, Butters & Cheeses
    What they are, how they differ etc
  • Equipment for Jam Making
    What you need to do the job
  • Jam Making Method
    Basic how-to guide
  • Low Sugar, Microwave and Machine Made Jams
    Some alternatives to normal jams
  • When Things go Wrong
    Sometimes it just doesn't work out, but you can often rescue your jam.
  • Jam Recipes
    16 fantastic recipes, all the old standards and some unusual jams too
  • Making Marmalade
    The basic method
  • Marmalade Recipes
    7 great recipes we love
  • Conserves
    Not just posh jams, these are really special
  • Fruit Curds
    From my favourite Lemon Curd to Blackberry Curd (Yummy!)
  • Fruit Butters
    If you've never tried these you're in for a treat
  • Fruit Cheeses
    Includes how to make your own sweets.. not for the kids either!
  • Chutneys
    The basic method for successful chutney
  • Equipment for Making Chutney
    You don't need a lot, but this helps you get what you need
  • Vinegar Sugar & Spices
    What sorts to use and how they affect flavours etc.
  • Standard Method for Making Chutney
    The basic guide to help you develop your own recipes
  • Tips and Things That Can go Wrong When Making Chutney
    Like jams, sometimes it doesn't work but you can often rescue your preserve.
  • Chutney Recipes
    15 of our favourite recipes
  • Relishes
    9 delicious relishes
  • Pickles
    From pickled eggs and onions to our own 'Branston' style pickle. 17 recipes to start you off
  • Vinegar
    How to make your own special vinegars
  • Spiced Vinegars
    4 basic recipes (useful for pickling too)
  • Flavoured Vinegars
    From raspberry vinegar to herb and chilli vinegars
  • Ketchups and Sauces
    A little background information and methods for making your own
  • Secondary Sterilizing for Sauces & Ketchups
    An important step, carefully explained
  • Sauces and Ketchup Recipes
    Make your own grown-up tomato ketchup, mushroom ketchup, horesradish sauce base that keeps so you can make it quickly when you need it and our versions of 'HP Sauce'
  • Conversion Chart
    Helps when converting recipes you may come across
  • Index
    Quickly find the bit you need.
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Comment on Easy Jams Chutneys & Preserves

I find the book (as I found all the other books from the Harrisons' pens) a very comfortable and very comforting read. The reader can be inspired to leap out and gather the ingredients straight away, or simply dream of the polished, filled and labelled, jewelled jars on their shelves- to be done sometime in the future. The one that caught my fancy was elderflower jelly.  Too perfumed for turkey? (or just the very dab?)  time will tell. Thank you again

Peggy Mack

I'm not much of a chutney maker usually but I've had to rearrange my kitchen cupboards to store all the stuff I've made from this book. Good, clear instructions and quite a range of things to try. A godsend in the middle of an allotment marrow and tomato glut. It would make a great present too - as do the jars of chutney! I might branch out into jam soon.

Am Hill

A very easy to read book with loads of help, advice, recipes and what to do when you get it wrong. Would highly recommend to those thinking of how to deal with the glut of food in the fridge and freezer post harvest.

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What a book!!! From the time it arrived I haven't put it down!

I've never made jams, chutneys ect before but can't stop now.

This book makes it so easy. Takes all the fear out of jam making.

Oh and not just jams ....but that's for you to find out when you get the book.

Mrs S Collett

This is not just another preserve book, of which I have several, but all the recipes are tried and tested by the Harrisons, their friends and relatives.

I have so far tried several of the recipes and they are very good.

Mrs A Clarke

Reviews for this and our other books

I have had a chance to read my copy now, and can confirm it is just as good as the last one,
So if anyone is wavering, dont, get it ordered its great

Ropster

it really is a well-written and easily accessible book, with tonnes of good information. I was poring over the fruit section last night!

Scabs

Well I've got mine and to be honest I think it's just great. Another down to earth book for down to earth people, teaching not preaching how it's done.

Mr R W Braker

Excellent... another great book John... arrived yesterday and half way through it already

Andy RVTR

My son and his wife wrote this, he's an author you know. Written books, he has. Buy a copy now and she'll sign it for you.

Did I tell you he's an author?

My Mum

Keeps her out of mischief and I like the marmalade.

Val's Dad

I bought this book early in the preserving season and find it straight forward and easy to follow, it's brilliant value for money too. I can now reliably make jam that sets!

Carol Stickland

Excellent have tried a couple of the chutneys and they are very good even if I say so myself, well worth buying..

Mr John K Colman

John and Val Harrison clearly know their stuff.

An informative book based on lots of practical experience and with loads of top tips, as well as a wide range of delicious recipes.

It will be in constant use, complementing John's vegetable books!

C Pickard

Free Seed Offer

Thanks to Suttons Seeds we can offer you £10.00 worth of seeds with this book, absolutely free. We've a wide range including Broccoli, Carrots, Chilli & Sweet Peppers, Salsify & Scozonera, Cucumber, Tomato, Leeks, Onions and more.

We'll pick packets to the value of £10.00 to accompany your book and get you off to a good start. If you order 2 or 3 books together we will try to ensure you get different varieties and avoid duplicates.