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Chilli Jam

Sugar & spice & all thing’s nice. That’s what chilli jam is made of. Glowing jars filled with fiery chilli flecks, chilli jam is ac much a treat for the eyes as it is for the tongue. Surprisingly, after a bit of a washout Welsh summer (did August even happen already?!), I’ve had a bumper …

Tomato Chutney

Tomatoes… they comes in a whole array of size, colours & there are so many varieties that they run into the thousands! Technically a fruit but most often used a vegetable in savoury dishes, most tomatoes have a sweet, gently tangy flavour which tastes just as good raw as it does cooked. This year, I’ve …

Blackcurrant Jam

How much jam is too much jam? I’m hoping there’s no actual answer to that question because all I seem to be doing at the moment is making jam & chutneys as a means to use up garden gluts & preserve my favourite seasonal ingredients (that & I really like jam). Once we’ve gotten the …

Wild Strawberry Jam

Little red jewels everywhere, or at least there are in my garden at the moment. What are they? Wild strawberries.  An early summer treat, wild strawberries are much smaller  than commercially grown strawberries, but they’re also far sweeter & more delicate, each one packs the essence of a strawberry into a tiny little vessel. In …

Apricot Jam

Summer is just around the corner & is slowly creeping its way into the UK, any trip to the market will confirm a shift into the season as suddenly there is so much more colour & freshness on offer (a very happy sight). One of the thing’s that signal the beginning of summer for me …

Seville Orange Marmalade

If there’s one recipe that you’d expect to find here at The Marmalade Teapot,  it’d be marmalade right? Well you’d be wrong. I was actually shocked myself to discover that in nearly 4 years of blogging, I had never actually posted up my namesake recipe! Now, this is either poor blogging form on my part …

Fig Jam

There’s something sweet, sticky & full of hundreds of tiny seeds in season right now….. figs. Available from August through to October, these plump, pear shaped little fruits have a thin purple hued skin that encloses hundreds of tiny seeds in a succulent, fibrous red flesh. Although the seeds contained within a fig aren’t actually …

Strawberry Jam

The sun is shining (for now), the flowers have bloomed, plants have fruited & Wimbledon has begun… it can only be British summertime! A very welcome season, us Brits truly know how to make the most it. We light our barbeques at any given ray of sunshine, dining al fresco in the garden until the …

Elderflower cordial

It’s the summer solstice here in the UK, the longest day of the year which officially marks the start of summer (believe it or not!). Yes, the skies are still a little too grey & I have yet to don a pair of sandals or leave the house without a jacket but summer IS here! Early …

Chilli & Apricot Chutney

SWEET KICKS Green fingers is something that I seem to have developed as I’ve aged. I’ve discovered the joy & sense of pride that comes from keeping my plants alive, growing my own food & generally adding a bit of colour into the garden & home (I’ve become a real proud plant mama). One of …