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Gain confidence in the kitchen with the Preserving for Beginners course!

  • Learn to preserve fruits & pickle vegetables

  • Make chutneys and jams & sauce

  • Lemon Squash & Ginger Squash

  • BONUS: stunning beetroot recipes and garden growing tips!

Watch & learn from Cindy in your own kitchen!

Preserving need not be the domain of your mother's generation! Learn to utilise Cindy's "simple & yummy" no-fuss approach, and create your own preserves to share and enjoy with family and friends!

Get started now for $125 AUD

Hi! I'm Cindy, owner and founder of The Post and Rail Cooking & Gardening School.

I've had so many requests for my classes to be made available online, and I'm excited share this first one with you now! I'd love to help you take your first steps in preserving. I promise it's not as difficult as you think!

Hi! I'm Cindy, owner and founder of The Post and Rail Cooking & Gardening School.
Jo L.

Jo L.

"I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys good food and fun in the kitchen! Cindy shares her wonderful recipes and lots of handy tips!"
Nicky J.

Nicky J.

"Awesome experience with the preserving workshop. Food was amazing. I learnt a copious amount of knowledge. Cindy is so generous with her wisdom. Highly recommend doing this course."
Kathy P.

Kathy P.

"Had a delightful day doing this course. Learnt a lot of new things and helpful tips and tricks. Cindy Cross - what a wealth of knowledge."

What you get:

  • Videos

    Each video within the Preserving for Beginners course can be streamed from your iPad, laptop or phone whilst you're cooking in the kitchen.

  • Recipe Booklet

    A beautiful downloadable recipe book you can save to your computer, and print to add to your recipe file.

  • BONUS: Beetroot Bonanza!

    A bonus module including beetroot recipes that will knock your socks off! So simple and SO yum!


  • Do I need expensive equipment?

    Not at all! A non stick large pot is a real time saver (for the jam making and the slower cooking chutneys). A good knife, chopping board and if the budget allows, a fowlers preserving kit is handy for preserving fruit in a jar (but you can also use a large deep pot.)

  • How much time does the course take to complete?

    Around 1 1/2 hours to watch everything. There are four main types of preserving covered in this course.

  • Do I need to have my own garden?

    Not at all. It is brilliant though, however, neighbours, relatives and farmers markets can be an invaluable source of ingredients.

  • Are the recipes adaptable for other ingredients?

    These recipes are a base for so many preserves that you could make. Each video presentation has different versions that I talk about in it.

  • How long do I have access to the course?

    You have lifetime access to the course, to complete it in your own time!

  • What if I need help or have questions?

    Your course purchase includes access to Cindy's private Facebook Tribe. Here, you can ask questions and post your kitchen successes!

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