Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Green Tomato Chutney

There were also enough green tomatoes to make one batch of this chutney, again, recipe written out by my father in law, in capitals, to help out his wife whose eyesight was beginning to fade:
This amount made 2 1/2 jars:
I used 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper rather than the 1/2 dessertspoon as I wanted it less spicy.

Monday, 24 October 2016

Red Tomato Chutney

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Our neighbours have been away and were inundated with tomatoes so asked us to help ourselves. To be honest, the tomatoes were getting a bit past it due to the cold night, the slightest touch on some of the plants and the tomatoes threw themselves to the ground! However, we never look a gift horse in the mouth.

I managed to find enough good red ones to make 1/3rd of this chutney recipe. I don't know where the recipe is from but my father in law had written it out for his wife so here it is:

 Hope you can read it. I got just about 2 jars:

Friday, 21 October 2016


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Changed our shopping day to today as DB had to go and pick up some new spectacles. He had dropped and driven over his last pair whilst on holiday - like you do!

Certainly a lot of Halloween, Bonfire and Christmas items appearing now. We buy just one or two extra German items for Christmas such as Stollen and Lebkucken and that is about that on the 'sweet' things.

I have enough ingredients now to make a half batch of mincemeat - can't abide the bought stuff, way to sweet - plus one or two different types of green tomato chutney. I will also have to bake GF bread sometime over the weekend as we are nearly out of it. Again, don't like the bought stuff - a bit too dry - but although my home made version is softer and far less dry, it doesn't always work and I can't fathom out why. Ah well.

That's it for now folks, have a lovely weekend!