Chilli Jam: Although I call this chilli jam, I don't mean by this that it's the sort of thing you'd spread on your toast at breakfast (though smeared inside a bacon sandwich, it could be a real help one hungover morning) but rather a chilli jelly - chelly? - that glows a fiery, flecked red and is fabulous with cold meats or a cheese plate. And just a small pot of it makes a gorgeous present.
Grow your own.Think a veg patch is beyond the scope of your small garden? With container gardening you could even collect a regular potato crop. This wooden potato barrel is suitable for up to four plants, and the swing door at the front means you can harvest only a few at a time, as needed.