A Beginners Guide to Making Homemade Preserves! Summer is in full swing, which means that finally there is an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables available at the local farmer’s markets! And there’s no better way to get a taste of summer in the middle of winter than to preserve your own produce. Wondering how to make a real fruit, no cook or some simple preserves for beginners? Jams, jellies, pickles and chutneys .. what's the difference? And what's involved for the new cook? Come find out more, plus three of our favourite recipes, and a handful of awesome Preserving Resources!