Thursday, 25 October 2018

My Favourite Chutney

My favourite chutney of the moment is this bright red tomato, pepper and onion concoction. That's why I grow plum tomatoes. I had to put them in the freezer a few at a time but eventually got to nearly 4lb. They are best frozen anyway as when they thaw they produce a lot of water which can be tipped away before the chutney is made. There is rather a lot of sugar in this recipe so it's not exactly a healthy chutney!
As it only made 7 small jars I don't really want to give any away  although if I don't think of other things to make for hamper gifts I might have to, so I was going to say that's the only chutney I shall make this autumn.......... but maybe not. 

The recipe is on the separate recipe page - quite a long way down. It's called Red Hot and Sweet Relish (my name............... as its a mix of two recipes from books)



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Sue

16 comments:

  1. It's a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds - what a gorgeous colour set off perfectly by those white lids! (I like my food to look nice, hah) It seems a shame to give them away when you enjoy them and have a limited amount.

    Have you seen the internet recipes for canning jar gifts? - either for baking, such as the ingredients for cookies, or dried ingredients to make soup. There are also a lot of candy-type gift ideas floating around on the internet such as almond bark. Fudge is usually received well, or any baking really. The thing I find with sweets is that the ingredients tend to be pricey. And baking is hard on the back, for folks who have problems there (and I know you are one). If you sew, potholders are small and easy, and always useful. Apologies if this is an overload of suggestions!

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  2. A glorious colour, just perfect for this lovely autumn we are having and even more so for Christmas!
    I make fudge and shortbread as gifts - they always go down really well.
    xx

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  3. Just buy some gift tokens and be done with it. From Down to Earth, Norfolk x

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    1. But then I'd have nothing to write about on the blog!

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  4. Lovely colour and it looks very moreish!

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  5. You have set me off now. The very first thing I will make is ... Quince Liquer, taken from an old'ish Suffolk cookbook. Hampers are fun to make and a pleasure to receive.

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  6. I wasn't going to make any chutney this year until I saw your photo!
    Now I’m extremely tempted!
    Homemade gifts are always a treat to receive.
    My mother turned the house into a fudge making factory every year and various relatives looked forward eagerly to her parcel.
    In the meantime my brother and I made ourselves feel sick eating a piece every time we passed the tins.
    Chocolate was my favourite closely followed by walnut.
    I loved licking out the condensed milk tins too!
    Sue

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  7. What a clever idea to freeze the tomatoes first and so lose some of the liquid which would take ages to boil off. When I used to make slow gin I always froze the sloes as they broke down better in the gin.

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  8. Such a beautiful colour, it certainly tantalises the senses.

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  9. Ooooh that does look nice Sue.
    Hugs-x-

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  10. Interestingly Sue I made one of my favourite soups on Tuesday - tomato, red pepper and onion with a dash of tomto puree and a spoonful of mixed herbs. It was delicious - have just finished it today - three helpings.

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  11. Sounds delicious. I make a tomato relish . I have all mine made for this year.

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  12. Yes, lovely colour chutney. I didn't make any this year, we still have several jars of last year's two efforts - Fruity and Red Tomato. For some reason, neither of them was very good, they just didn't taste spicy enough.

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  13. That colour is so vibrant. What do you use your chutney on?

    God bless.

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  14. Yum! I absolutely adore chutney. I'm not sure I have a favourite though ... too hard to choose:D
    Meg

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