Whilst for many, preserves like mum used to make awake fond memories of the good old days, the nostalgia may be misplaced, as the practice has by no means been consigned to the past. In fact, the making of jam and marmalade – ideally from fruit grown in one’s own garden or allotment – is currently all the rage. For all such tasks, Kilner’s range of robust jars with their classic clip tops are excellent; moreover, they are ideal for storing dry foods too, such as rice, sugar, flour and lentils. The jars are made from pure, natural materials, do not transfer any toxins to the food, and come in a variety of sizes. Screw-top versions are also available.