Fowlers Vacola

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    Some fascinating history on the Fowler method. We’re using Fowlers Vacola jars for Making Time in Sydney – Any tips on where to track down some extras would be much appreciated!

pickled peaches, anyone..?

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Last week at Eveleigh Farmers’ Market we picked up some end-of-the-day produce perfect for preserving. Organic tomatoes, zucchini and cauliflower.. and a box of peaches. Anyone have a good pickle or peach jam recipe for Saturday?

Schedule

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Plan of action for the next 3 Saturdays.. remember to book in here for anything you’d like to attend. Note: Each preserving session will cover 2 or 3 recipes – no need to stick around for them all, just come along to Read more ›

Market Day, Kuopio

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At the close of the project, Making Time went to market. Participants came to our little stall at Kuopio Market Square pick up jars they’d helped to make, and ordinary market-goers were able to take home the excess.

Session #5, Kuopio

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Last scheduled session was a morning one, clearly calling for pancakes. Present were Eva, Anna and Hailey, with trusty helpers Susie and Anna. Undeterred by drizzle, we collected some fairly bitter rowanberries (pihlajanmarja) from the cemetery across the road to make juice, Read more ›

Session #4, Kuopio

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Cloudberry jam!!! From the misty bogs of lapland. Comes with experimental vanilla bean, leipäjuusto ‘bread-cheese’, a dinnertime goats cheese and kantarelli mushroom tart … and talk of extinction/changing weather patterns. Handiwork of Eeva, Karen, Lisa, Greg 1, Greg 2, Susie, Anna and Read more ›

Session #3, Kuopio

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On this occasion – with Marja, Anna, Bec, Amos and Susie – the kitchen produced FIVE different preserves: dried suppilovahvero mushrooms, salt pickled karvarousku mushrooms, boozy plums, rowanberry jam and sweet apple preserve. Almost all the ingredients we used were Read more ›

Mushroom hunting

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Today saw mushroom hunting in a forest on the edge of Kuopio with Pekka (who’s been doing this since the age of two) and newly arrived project assistant Susie. In a couple of hours we filled a basket with slender Suppilovahvero and its Read more ›

Session #2, Kuopio

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Second preserving session, in the capable hands of Vilja, Tiina and Johanna. Together we made Vilja’s pickled mushrooms, using the seasonal ‘winter mushrooms’ she often picks herself, and an apple chutney with chilli and raisins that Tiina had been wanting Read more ›

Session #1, Kuopio

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Yesterday evening we had our first scheduled preserving session. In attendance were Annina, Tatu, Asta, Kris and my accomplished assistant, Anna. Though none of us were particularly confident of our bottling skills, we managed to successfully produce several jars of Read more ›

Berlin farmlab

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En route to Finland I made time to make jam with Valentina Karga of Berlin farmlab. Together with collective cooking revolutionaries Emal, Susie and Helena, we picked plentiful apples and elderberries from some neighbourhood trees and then set about making Read more ›

The fruits

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Thank you to everyone who participated over the last few days in Making Time at PICA, Perth. We will be posting photographs, recipes and other documentation on this site at some later date.

PICA landing

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The Making Time team has arrived in Perth and started making ourselves at home in PICA’s Westend Gallery. We’d love you to drop in and say hi, especially if you’d like to book in an appointment with us for some Read more ›