There’s not a lot of cooking to see here – this blog is about the things that I love, and cooking doesn’t tend to be one of them. But I’m making an exception today, because I have been making chutney from tomatoes grown in our garden, and that feels kind of special to me. If you’re in the UK you will understand the reason why our tomatoes have not ripened this year: there just hasn’t been enough sunshine.
Anyway, here’s what I did.
The ingredients are:
- 2 1/2 lb green tomatoes
- 2 lb onions
- 2 1/2 lb cooking apples
- 1 lb raisins
- 6 large cloves garlic
- 1/2 tblsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tblsp salt
- 2 dessertspoons ground ginger
- 1 lb 6 oz brown sugar
- 1 oz pickling spice
- 3 pints malt vinegar.
Chop everything up small, put it all in a great big pan, simmer for about 3 hours.
When almost all the vinegar has evaporated and the chutney has thickened to a soft consistency, it’s ready. Pour into jars, seal, and leave somewhere dark and cool for three months before eating. That’s it!
I’m off to the Iknit day tomorrow with Amanda, and we’ve got tickets to see the Yarn Harlot’s talk. I’m so looking forward to it!
Anyone else going?
I wish I had this recipe a while ago when ended up lots of green tomatoes from my potted garden. I made fried tomatoes instead.
So how do you eat this chutney over there? I know it’s very British and I love all things British!
Enjoy your date and give Amanda a hug from me!
Enjoy your knitting day out with Amanda and Stephanie!
The chutney looks great. I am hoping to make some chutney and things this year. At the moment the only thing I’m harvesting is lemons so lemon honey is about the extent of it so far
Yum yum chutney! We’re just settling in to our hotel now. Did contemplate going out to stalk the Harlot but that would be quite tragic wouldn’t it!! 😀
Oooh, that looks good! have fun!
Looks delicious and a lot better than the fried green tomatoes people make here. Have fun at Iknit and seeing the Yarn Harlot, so jealous!
I’ve never had chutney. My family background are boring eaters. I’m always willing to try new things.
So wish I had a garden. Your blog is one I have been living vicariously by. Tomatoes need warm nights to ripen. You could try putting some in a brown paper bag.
Have fun meeting Yarn Hartlot.
mmm, chutney looks good!
enjoy Yarn Harlot – we’ll look forward to hearing all about it 😉
That looks lovely! I might have to give it a go myself.