"Fresh cherry jam in the middle of winter? Eggplant pickle all year round? Making jams and chutneys is an easy way to defy the seasons and preserve the flavours of fruits and vegetables for many months. And, if you grow your own, the art of preserving is even more satisfying. More than 100 recipes for sweet and savoury jams, preserves, jellies, marmalades, chutneys and pickles are included, and there are instructions for making microwave jams and dried fruits, too. And, if you're not sure what you can do with that lovely jam or sauce you've made, other than to put it on toast or pour it over fruit, there are also recipes for pies, tarts and other meals and snacks. Great results are quickly achieved using this beautiful book -- a celebration of an old tradition that will never go out of fashion. "