Back in July, we launched our range of jam making kits and they've become extremely popular. "But", we here you say, "the recipient won't be able to use it until summer?!". Not to worry, as the year is filled with preserving seasons and events. As soon as mid-January to mid-February we can frantically spend the all-to-short marmalade season gathering as many of the coveted Seville oranges as we can. With this in mind we put together a marmalde kit and also posted our Seville orange marmalade recipe on the Preserve Shop website. So, a preserving kit would make a perfect present for anyone keen in the kitchen; they're also great gifts for families as they get everyone involved and are a good excuse for a trip to your local pick-your-own farm. We have more kits in the works, including a chutney kit, pickling kit and curd kit to name a few. Watch this space.
Another recommendation would have to be a good ceramic knife for use with all those fruits and vegetables awaiting their pilgrimage to the preserving pan. We won't go into too much detail about the benefits of ceramic knives here, but for an introduction it's worth checking out Kyocera Knives. A present sure to be cherished by both beginner and foodie alike.