1. herbs can be kept longer
(while keeping their flavour) by drying them out. Just hang them in bundles upside down somewhere warm and dry.
2. drying out mushrooms
Away from heat and moisture actually intensifies their flavour. Once dried put them in an airtight container and they can last for months. Just soak them in water to use them again.
3. honey is a great preserver
Just drop in your favourite herbs and spices (we like lavender, rosemary, cinnamon or cloves) to add a delicious flavour kick.
4. making jam
Is a classic way to conserve fruits when they taste their best, plus it’s easy to experiment with different combinations (you could even add some of your herby honey). Just make sure to use sealable jars.
5. mastered jam? try chutney
That way you can preserve your veges too, and add a tasty treat to everything from sandwiches to curries
6. making pickles
Is one of the easiest ways to preserve of all. Just pick a vege then add 1 part vinager, 2 parts sugar and 3 parts water. A couple of hours later they’re ready to eat but if you seal and sterilise your jars they’ll last for years.
7. save your summer lemonade
By mixing lemon and sugar (elderflower’s nice too!) and then freezing. Then bring back those summer memories by mixing a couple of scoops with some water.
8. frozen fruit’s fantastically easy
Just pop them in on a tray in the freezer (so they keep their shape) then keep them in freezer bags all set for a summery tasting smoothie.