The Preserved Kitchen started with a desire to share my passion with the world. Throughout my childhood, my mother would always be spending weekends making jams, chutneys and so much more! It wasn’t until I moved out that I found myself buying the cheapest jam on the shelf which not only never tasted as good but contained so much more sugar and ingredients I had never heard of!
From here, instead of turning to supermarket shelves for preserves, I turned to my local markets for fresh ingredients and would spend hours in the kitchen working on recipes to making everyday items from scratch, from tomato ketchup to curry powders to dried herbs.
I realised so many things on this journey; the support of local markets by buying their produce, the cost overall is significantly less, I know exactly what is going into my food; no preservatives, no secret ingredients and in turn I was reducing the waste; every ingredient I would make sure I used every pennies worth!
I’m so happy to have the chance to share some of my recipes and ideas with you – I hope you find them useful!
View some of my favourite recipes here…
A great way to preserve cherries outside of the season but most importantly makes delicious drinks. Experiment with different fruits and use to drink on ice or perfect as a base for cocktails!
Have you ever made your own hot chocolate mix? Well if no, now is the time! This is the perfect gift but also important to keep a jar in your cupboard for those cozy nights!
There are so many recipes and flavours for hummus so we want to share our standard recipe. Making hummus from scratch is so easy and ends up being cheaper, healthier and tastes great.
DIY sweet chili sauce is the perfect accompaniment to add some heat to your dish. Making it yourself really allows you to control the spice level as well as sugar content!
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