Like most other gardeners who have a fruit and vegetable plot, I sometimes wonder what on earth we are going to do with the surplus produce. Whilst we use as much as we can in the kitchen as it becomes available, this year has seen an unrivalled bounty from the garden due to the warm Spring. Most years we give away surplus to family and friends and freeze what we can, but there we usually run out of ideas. This is where the new book from Jackie Sherman, Making the most of your Glorious Glut comes in.
In her colourful new book Jackie not only takes us through a variety of methods to preserve our surplus, including simple storing, freezing, drying and bottling, but also provides us with a series of new and innovative recipes which are designed to make the most of our produce when it's at the peak of its freshness and flavour. In an attractive, well laid out paperback which uses straight forward language and is very easy to follow, we are taken step by step through a variety of preserving methods and cooking recipes which seeks to maximise the benefit from the fruits of our labours. - Rosemary Martin -