Story: Unpaid domestic work

Jams and preserves

Jams and preserves

A resident of Golden Bay has turned fruit and vegetables into preserves, with colourful covers tied with string. Making jams, chutneys, pickles and preserves is a way of turning surplus vegetables into home-made goods, and saving on expensive store-bought alternatives. New Zealand recipe books have traditionally carried pages of recipes for jams and preserves. Even Brett’s colonists guide had 30 pages of instructions for making preserves.

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Matt Morris, 'Unpaid domestic work - Making clothes and preserving food', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 January 2021)

Story by Matt Morris, published 11 Mar 2010