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Easy Peasy Red Tomato Chutney
Tue 6-Sep-11
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I've been away too long! I had to google 'sporks'!

 

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spork  This is one such.

I'll try that again!

Thu 8-Sep-11
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Terrier said:

I'm getting buried under a mountin of ripe tomatoes, I wish they'd slow down

Janet if you are still buried under tomatoes you might like to try this recipe, sent to me by an American friend.....she says it is great with her home-made cheese.

 

http://www.cuisinart.com/blog/entry/1328.html

 

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Thu 8-Sep-11
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Mmm that sounds rather good Nadine, the plain one is very nice but I've now made 3 batches of it, so about 20 or so jars, was thinking about experimenting a bit and might go with something similar to the link. However my mountain of toms iscoming to a nd end and I will shortly be buried under a mountain of chillis instead. Then the chilli jam season starts. I've been roasting and skinning all the rest of the toms in prep for this.

Sat 10-Sep-11
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All you mountaineers! I'm so jealous!

 

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Janet, I've just made the first batch of your red tomato chutney (the first lot of ripe red toms got used for a pasta sauce instead).  Haven't tasted it yet, but it looks fine.....good consistency and colour.  Made 4 medium size jars.  I used raisins, might try it with dates for the next batch (assuming we get some more RIPE toms, that is big_laugh).  Is this chutney one that you can use straight away, or do you recommend leaving it for a couple of weeks?  I dare say the flavour would improve over time anyway though.

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Sat 10-Sep-11
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I've been using it, and selling it straight away, I think because of the small amount of vinegar and the long cooking time, a lot of the harshness is taken out of the vinegar. Not tried it yet with dates, and not sure I will, I do an apple and date chutney which is great but the texture is very different and not sure I fancy it with tomatoes.

Sat 10-Sep-11
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Right, will do a ceremonial opening of the first jar tomorrow.....husband says he can't wait to try it.  I don't like dates, which is why I used raisins for this batch, but husband loves them and wants me to try using them in the next lot.

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Sat 10-Sep-11
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looking forward (worriedly) to the feedback Sue

Sat 10-Sep-11
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wave  Ooh,  I made mine a fortnight ago.  I shall wait for Sue's response and then perhaps I shall open a jar. whistle

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Oooh, cowardly cowardly custard Danuta big_laughbig_laugh

Janet, I'm sure you've no need to worry.....after all, you're the master (mistress?) of chutney making on here welldone

 

Dunno about you lot, but I'm tucked up in bed with my laptop (at least it doesn't snore, fidget and have bottom burps big_laugh).  Husband at work so I need some company in bed embarassedwinkwhistlebrightsparklystuffbig_laugh

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OH sat in chair across from me, snoring his head off as usual. Just thinking about going to bed so I can get an early start tomorrow as there's loads i want to get done.

Hope to get started on anti viral jam tomorrow as I've now got loads of elderberries in the freezer and collected a ton of jars this week from a freind.

Rosehip syrup to do too . Thanks for the vote of confidence sue

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Janet, we had the chutney in a cheese sarnie for lunch, and it gets the ok from both of us......lovely stuff!!  Thanks so much for the recipe.

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Excellent, thanks Sue, I think it's lovely too...Danuta, I dare you to try it

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wave  Okay, just tried some on a little bit of cheese and a Ryvita.  It is delicious.  It will not last long.  Thanks Janet.  Might have to make some more. whistle

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