My Grandma was, and still is, my inspiration in the realm of cooking and preserving.
She was the old school – no fridge in her days, it was a walk-in larder with a stone floor, no freezer either so any preserving for later was done by bottling. I’m tot quite sure if she ever used the salting method but I’ll have a look at it anyway.
Granddad had a plot of land where he grew a huge variety of fruit and Grandma bottled it and made jams. I think they would both be pleased how I try to follow in their footsteps.
It is rather easy – all you need is some Kilner jars, a large pan to use as a water bath and fruit of course.
One idea for the use of all these was – summer pudding. Not sure if it is still being made but it is rather yummy.
I can see having summer pudding at Christmas – what a lovely idea.