Autumn Preparations with #MyKilner Jar

Autumn is here and with it comes comfort food, cosy nights in and creative interior ideas.

There is nothing better than enjoying piping hot soup after battling the wet and windy weather outside.

Try this heart warming butternut squash soup and pour it lovingly into your favourite Kilner jar.

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Comforting Butternut Squash Soup

Ingredients

1 butternut squash

1 onion

2 cloves of garlic

500g vegetable stock

75ml of olive oil

150ml double cream

Salt and pepper

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 6
  2. Peal and dice the butternut squash. Place on baking try and drizzle with olive oil. Bake for about half an hour.
  3. In a frying pan with 1tbs of olive oil, fry the onion. Add the garlic and season with salt.
  4. In a large pan boil the vegetable stock and add the onion and garlic.
  5. Blend the butternut squash in a food processor and add to the pan.
  6. Simmer for ten minutes and add a little more salt and pepper.
  7. Pour in the double cream.
  8. Take off the heat and allow to cool slightly.
  9. Pour lovingly into your favourite kilner jar and enjoy.

Kilner Autumn Craft Inspiration

Image taken from Red Ted Art’s Blog

I love taking long walks in the countryside in autumn and kicking through all the beautiful fiery leaves. This is where I found the inspiration for the next autumn idea:

Kilner Autumn Leaves Lamp

Simply select a handful of beautiful autumn leaves, dry them out and decoupage your Kilner jar. Now drop in a tea light.

Remember to make a wish when you blow it out!

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5th September 2014

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Apple and Green Tomato Chutney – makes 3kg

Apple and Green Tomato Chutney

Recipe created by Pickled Walnut

Ingredients:

2.5kg green tomatoes – quartered

500g – chopped red onions

1 tsp salt (do not use sea salt crystals for this as it results in a gritty finished texture)

500g golden sultanas

500g  – cooking apples – peeled, cored and chopped

500g golden caster sugar

1.14lt cider vinegar

Preparation and Method:

Salt the tomatoes and the onions and place them into a large colander.   Place a large bowl underneath the colander to collect all of the juices. (24 hours before required).  These can be left out over night, however must be completely.

Place the sugar and vinegar into a large pan and bring to the boil – a jam pan is ideal for this!

Add the golden raisins and chopped apple and allow to simmer gently for 10 minutes.

Add the tomato and red onions to the pan – stir well to incorporate all ingredients.

Allow the mixture to gently steep and simmer for 50min  to an hour, whilst occasionally stirring.

Check the chutney for seasoning – be extra careful though as the mixture will be incredibly hot!

Transfer to chutney into warm and sterile preserving jars – clip tops and screw lids work well.

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2nd September 2014

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Kilner Spiced Apple Butter

Make delicious, dairy free apple butter with our simple recipe.

You will need:

1.5kg of cooking apples

450g sugar

5 cloves

1 cinnamon stick

5 tbsp. water

Kilner sterilised preserve jars : watch our video to find out how to sterilise your jars

Method:

1) Carefully cut your apples into big chunks, without pealing or coring. Add the apples to a pan of water and bring to the boil.

2) Add the cinnamon and cloves to the pan and allow to simmer for half an hour.

3)Sieve the pulp to remove any seeds, peal or cloves.

4)Add the puree to a pan and slowly dissolve in the sugar.

5) Allow to simmer and stir occasionally.

6) Remove from the heat and carefully spoon into hot sterilized Kilner jars and seal.

They make the perfect winter treat or homemade present.

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1st September 2014

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The Bake Off is back!

The Bake Off is back!

Grab your spatulas, mixing bowls and Kilner jars and get ready for this years series of The Great British Bake Off.

Now in its fifth series, The Great British Bake Off will showcase 12 talented, amateur bakers as they compete on BBC One.

Queen of cakes, Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood will be keeping an eye on the bakers as the kitchen heats up and their baking skills are put to the test.

This year we will see the youngest ever contestant on the show, Martha who is only 17 years old, balance baking in the white tent with her A level coursework. Martha told the BBC “I may be in school but my head is always in the kitchen!”

The series starts on Wednesday the 6th of August on BBC One.

29th July 2014

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