Since moving into our country cottage, we have made an effort to be more self-sufficient and make more for ourselves. My very clever wife has made bread from scratch, including sourdough. She has also made butter from cream, and yoghurt from scratch. As a consequence, when the apricots ripened, she told me I should make some jam. So I followed a recipe online, and made 2 jars of apricot jam that doesn't taste too bad, if I say so myself. I've also pickled some beetroot which turned out quite well. Last week I had a go at zucchini relish.