It all started with a cumquat tree in the backyard and the fruit getting in the way of my husband’s mower. “Can’t you do something with those things, I hate to waste them!”
And so it began… With a lot of trial and error, a good measure of patience and a love for cooking, Ladybug Preserves was born!
I try to capture flavours of days gone by as well as create some new ones! All my jams, relishes, sauces and chutneys are made in small batches and cooked slowly just like my mum used to do it.
It’s hard to beat the taste of REAL, HAND-MADE preserves, free of artificial colours, flavours and preservatives!
While some of the produce is grown in my own garden , most of it is sourced from local Farmer’s Markets, Farms and Flemington Markets. Only the best ingredients are used. My main focus is to create unusual combinations of flavours without the use of any artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. The range of products change constantly, as it depends on the seasonal availability of fruits and vegetables.