Now, for all you overachieving fruit bearers who are still holding their weight in sweet and spicy Autumn fruits and already showing off their winter yield- this one is for you.THE OFFLOAD Sharing is caring, and we all know that the gift of giving is better than receiving. So one way to get rid of those old Coles plastic bags is to fill em up with delicious fruits fresh from your tree and share them with your friends, families and work colleagues.
THE JAM SESH Once you've managed to offload enough fruit to make previously mentioned neighbours, friends, and work colleagues hide behind their fences, doors, work desks when they see you waltzing towards them with aforementioned Coles bag it's time to get creative in the kitchen. Making jam is one of the easiest and tastiest ways to preserve those sweet seasonal memories in one neat little package. Get creative by fusing unusual flavours and spices. Stored in jars, it makes a wonderful gift, while paired with freshly baked bread, jam makes the perfect accompaniment to a cosy cuppa in bed on a wild Winter morning.THE DEHYDRATION STATION Whether you're lucky enough to own a fancy five-tray dehydrator or are simply using an oven, dehydrating excess fruit is a great way to get extra mileage from your crops. Top your porridge with dried berries, figs and grapes, or eat them by the handful for a quick and easy go-to snack.
To get your creative juices flowing try this ridiculously delicious recipe for Fig and Walnut Jam with a Lavender and Thyme twist from one of our favourite one-stop recipe spots, My New Roots.
4 thyme branches
1 tsp. dried lavender, plucked from stem
pinch of sea salt
½ cup honey
¼ cup shelled walnuts, chopped
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