I love everything about autumn. That slight drop in temperature which leaves you with crisp, bright mornings; the leaves falling from the trees which signifies the change in season, and the abundance of free fruit.
There’s something about picking your own apples, blackberries and plums and making something delicious from them that stirs the hunter gatherer in me! To get something so organic and free from nature, and to be able to store them through the winter months is a very primeval feeling I think.
But you do need some essential items in order to make the most of this free bounty from nature. If you are into jam making, keeping apples through the coming months without them spoiling, or you just want some fancy storage pots, here’s your check list of what you require.
Stainless Steel Maslin Pan
Invaluable in a jam-maker’s armoury and a solid investment for anyone who cooks in large quantities, our superb quality stainless steel pan will give decades of reliable service.
Encapsulated base prevents sticking. Stainless steel. Graduated up to 8.5 litres (15 pints). Pouring spout. Suitable for all hobs (incl. Induction). Incredibly robust, the thick, encapsulated base means you can keep a rolling boil for a long time without the contents sticking, so there’ll be nothing burnt and nothing tricky to tackle when it comes to cleaning.
The large, open top means that jam, marmalade or chutney has a big surface area so liquid can evaporate quickly. Fantastically designed for the job at hand, a pouring spout and silicone-covered handle make for easy transfer and comfortable lifting.
Oven safe up to 260°C. Base 20cm (8″) Dia. Top 31cm Dia. x 17cm H. (12¼” x 6¾”). 1.9 Kg (4 lbs).
Presentation Jars x 6 – £4.99
Of course you want your home brews and preserves to taste out of this world, but how you dress them up is just as important, so show them off in the style they deserve with this range of jars and bottles. Made from high quality glass in splendid shapes, they’re perfect sizes for gifting, and will make your creations look the pinnacle of professionalism.
Thermospatula – £14.99
No more spoiled jam or chocolate – our clever Thermospatula displays the exact temperature as you stir. Specially designed for recipes that require heating to a specific temperature, such as home-made jam, tempering chocolate, or when cooking delicate custards and sauces, our non-scratch, silicone spatula has an integral digital thermometer that displays a precise temperature as you heat and stir ingredients.
Silicone spatula is heat-resistant to 220°C and dishwasher safe. For extra versatility, the stainless steel thermometer can be removed from the spatula and used independently as a meat thermometer. Measures in °C and °F (from -20°C to +240°C). Battery incl.
Small Apple Store – £125.00
This 4 draw apple store is a perfect place to store and stack your fresh apples. Perfect for all those days spent scrumpying! Keeps apples away from each other and helps to prevent them spoiling. Manufactured from sustainable sourced pine. Simple self assembly required. H70cm x D58.5cm x W60cm.
This item is subject to higher postage rate. View Delivery Information here. Comes in a larger version with 10 drawers, the top one coming out for easy placement. Larger Apple Store is £230.
Sloe Gin Bottle
Harking back to days gone by and perfect for home-made lemonade, ginger ale and sloe gin, or herb-infused oils and vinaigrettes. This Sloe Gin Bottle comes with an airtight seal and ceramic cap, they can be refilled time and time again. Made from recycled glass. 500ml. Dishwasher safe. Microwave safe. Oven safe.
Apple Press – £130.00
Exclusive to Garden Trading Retail our new apple press produces delicious juice for drinking or even try cider-making! It is also ideal for pressing other fruits. Crafted from solid Beech and cast steel. Painted in Gooseberry. Food Safe. Includes pulpbag and two pressing wooden blocks. No self assemble needed. Low stock!