From fruit and spice infused liqueurs and cordials through to mustards, chutneys and of course Christmas mincemeat, learn how to make your own festive preserves to serve at Christmas, or gift to friends and family, with leading expert, Rosie Jameson. Rosie is the founder of Rosie's Preserving School, the UK's first and only online cookery school dedicated to preserving. 


From the comfort of your kitchen, you can join Rosie live via zoom with the option to cook along and ask any questions. In her laidback inimitable style, Rosie's Christmas workshops will show you how to make your own festive drinks such as marmalade gin and Black Velvet (made from blackberries), an array of last-minute Christmas gift ideas and a fruit mincemeat recipe which is vegan, zero fat, but big on flavour. 

Take part on your own, get some friends in your kitchen with your favourite Christmas tipple, or if it's not possible to be together in person, arrange a virtual Christmas social and take part from your own homes. Workshops are priced at £20 for an individual class or £49.90 for the full season of six. Each workshop is 90 minutes long and can be viewed live or watched at a later date.

Rosie's Christmas Preserving Workshops

• 17/11/21 – Marjorie's Mincemeat

A plum based mince meat recipe which contains no suet or butter so is suitable for vegans and low in fat. Rosie promises the end result is none the poorer for containing no fat. Marjorie is the variety of plum Rosie originally devised the recipe around, but any type of plum can be used.

• 24/11/21 – Drinks for Christmas

Have some fun and make drinks to serve or gift at Christmas. No sloe gin here, these recipes will be a little more unusual, allowing you to delight and surprise your guests or gift recipients. 

• 01/12/21 – Last Minute Gifts

Delicious homemade gifts really do have that extra special touch. These recipes require little cost and effort and can be made at the last minute.  

• 08/12/21 – Red Onion Relish

Beautiful ruby coloured red onion relish is great in a turkey sandwich, with cheese or in a burger. Super easy and super tasty.

• 15/12/21 – Prunes in Armagnac and more

Prunes! Who knew they could be so delicious. Quick last minute makes that will go straight onto the 'must makes' list of the future. These prunes are so delicious, you could even have them on your porridge if no one is looking! 

Rosie learnt how to make preserves at her mother's knee and has been a passionate advocate for these traditional, but relevant skills ever since. Rosie's life mission is to pass on preserving techniques and recipes to others and she founded Rosie's Preserving School to help do this. She has appeared at food fairs, shows and even on Japan's equivalent of The One Show, inspiring people to have a go at making their own jam and preserves.