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6 medium eggplant ( choose to fit either # 20 or # 31 Bottle )

Sea Salt

Olive oil


Wash & dry eggplant

Hold with tongs over gas jet or cook on bbq until skin is burnished approx 5 mins moving regularly...


12 Kiwifruit

Coconut water (fresh if you can or store bought )

To bottle 

Peel kiwis and pack into # 14 or 20 bottles, depending on how large you like your smoothie.  Leave a decent headspace to allow for the...


 2 kg Apples

2 cups Rose Petals (including some darker colours if possible)

1 Vanilla Bean (optional)


A little sugar or honey (optional) about 1 tbsp per bottle


Peel and halve apples, place in your...

Posted by in Preserving Pears ( smaller size pears are good for this recipe)

1 lemon

1 orange

2 tsp black peppercorns (lightly bruised)

1 tsp pimento berries (lightly bruised)

4 cm piece ginger, peeled and sliced

500 mL apple cider vinegar...

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This isn't really a recipe but it's so worth making.  You'll need a clean #36 or #65 Bottle and a little time ....the result makes for the best cocktails or spritzers you've had in ages.  Perfect for lockdown Happy...


Ripe purple figs

Honey (raw,organic if possible)




Wash figs, slice in half and arrange in #20 Bottle cut side out, fill bottle with 50:50 water and verjuice, add tbls honey to each bottle...

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