Hi there my name is Sophie and this is my blog about my two current passions. Car Boot sales and food, in particular preserves, jams, pickles, chutneys. We live in such a fantastic country for produce and our access to spices and herbs is excellent. I’m based in the Auckland area. I search all over the internet and via cookbooks I find in the car boots for my recipes some of them are quite old but still good, I’ve found some real gems over this past year. I give my preserves as gifts and sell some at the odd car boot myself. My main joy though is in actually making the preserves, there is something relaxing and thrilling at the same time, creating something and it being of value. My family fortunately love most of my experiments, well they say they do!!