Fowlers - Preserving Blog

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Yield:Approx. 3 x No20 jars


1kg asparagus, prepared
1 red capsicum, cut into strips
1 cup white wine vinegar (in each bottle)
Apple cider, to fill to within 1cm from...

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Homemade Vanilla Essence is easy to make and will reward you every time you cook or bake.

Yield 1 x # 20 Fowlers Bottle


3 Vanilla pods spilt, lengthways

700 mL vodka (or brandy)


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Autumn is olive harvest time, this recipe can be used for green or black olives.  A vintage #65 Fowlers Bottle is ideal for olive preserving and we have customised lids and airlocks available which means making...

If you're not lucky enough to own our vintage 1 pint fruit juice bottles, we do have 250 mL 'sauce' bottles available with a screw cap whcih are ideal for cordials as well as sauces. See our stire for...

One of our favourite summer recipes was apricots bottles with nutmeg, cardamom and ginger.  A bottle of these truly transforms the tradtional Eton mess. Try this ; blitz a bottle of these in food processor with...

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400g young ginger
500ml rice vinegar
220g white sugar
125ml white wine vinegar
125ml water


Peel the ginger, reserving the peel.  Using a mandolin or very sharp knife, cut...




Wash fruit thoroughly and remove imperfections. Halve and slice into uniform sizes allowing drying to be even. Figs have a natural wax coat. To speed up dehydrating, dip in...

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