Preserving with Spices and Herbs

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Adding spices and herbs to your preserves can completely transform the contents inside your jar. A touch of rosemary to rhubarb jam makes a completely different flavoured jam than the addition of vanilla. This is where exploring new recipes and getting creative in the kitchen can be a lot of fun. Pickles made with the exact same brine and same vegetables except with altered spices or herbs end up tasting extremely different.

Here are a few of the recipes out there with interesting herb/spice combinations that I have put on my list to try in 2014. What's your favourite preserving recipe that uses interesting spices?

Apricot Currant Grand Marnier and White Pepper Jam

Peach Lavender Jam

Rosemary Rhubarb Jam

Spicy Quince and Apple Chutney

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