Inspired by the preserving traditions that had been handed down through many generations - and combined with the lovely produce that was in season, I settled upon the idea of making a little hamper for each family member this Christmas.
|My Grandmother Fruit Picking in country NSW, freshly picked mulberries, this years batch of mulberry jam.|
I included some roasted peach chutney (a non negotiable must have on our family Christmas table), some French spiced salt, savoury roasted red pepper, green apple and chilli jams along with some sweet jams, such as Vanilla Apricot Jam (recipe below) - and a couple of jars of the Mulberry Jam (recipe above) I had made back in spring.
|2011 Christmas Hampers|
|The old family general store in country NSW, this years vanilla apricot jam|
I hope you all had a wonderful time over the holidays and I wish you all a belated Merry Christmas or Καλά Χριστούγεννα!