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Easy Peasy Red Tomato Chutney
Sun 28-Aug-11
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I'm getting buried under a mountin of ripe tomatoes, I wish they'd slow down

Mon 29-Aug-11
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Terrier said:

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

 

We certainly haven't had that problem yet!! (maybe I shouldn't complain, seeing as I've a mountain of courgettes quickly turning to marrows, a ton of carrots, and another whole freezer drawer stuffed full of ripe elderberries to deal with first!).

We have 3 types of tomatoes (don't ask me the varieties, as husband - who does the growing part - has, erm, 'mislaid' the labels and can't remember what they were roll_eyes).  One of them is a baby plum, yellowy-orange though not red, one being a traditional plum (think they're Roma, they certainly look like it, we've grown them before) and the others are a large round 'ordinary' type.....some (of all 3 varieties) are in the greenhouse, some in a sheltered sort of upright cold frame that husband built beside the greenhouse, some in open ground.  The baby plums are the only ones that have ripened, a few of the round ones are just starting to, the Romas are nowhere near ripening.  Oh well, I expect they'll get there eventually....or it's lots of green tomato chutney being made in a few weeks!

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Mon 29-Aug-11
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Sooliz said:

Terrier said:

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

 

We certainly haven't had that problem yet!! 

Neither have I! Only a couple of ripe Sweet Millions here so far. Yesterday I took most of the leaves off to let sun get to them and hope to keep blight off so they do ripen.

Mon 29-Aug-11
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sorry guys, anyone want some ripe toms? - started freezing them now.

by the way for the chutney, my 2nd batch, I halved and then roasted the toms in a baking tray in the oven for half an hour, then left them to cool slightly, then they just squeeze out of the skins, dead easy, especially for little cherry toms.

Thu 1-Sep-11
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Guess what?  We've now got enough RIPE tomatoes to make chutney (the plants must have got fed up with me scowling at them and muttering "huh, Janet's ones are ALL RED.....so much for living in 'not-so-sunny' Somerset.....may as well not bother even growing tomatoes....grrrrrr") big_laughbig_laughwelldone

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Thu 1-Sep-11
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Hurray Sue - hopeyoulike the chutney...I love it

Mon 5-Sep-11
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wave I made this red tomato chutney the other day, not I hasten to add with my own tomatoes, but with a load I found lurking at the back of the fridge.  It is very very delicious and so easy to make.  Thank you Janet.

I also made Fiona's hot plum chutney yesterday and my chillis must have been very hot as it will burn your mouth.  It is wonderful, but I will select who I give it to.  big_laugh

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Mon 5-Sep-11
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danast said:

I also made Fiona's hot plum chutney yesterday and my chillis must have been very hot as it will burn your mouth.  It is wonderful, but I will select who I give it to.  big_laugh

Danuta, is there anyone you never want to see again? Perhaps an even hotter batch?   big_laugh  big_laugh   devil

Mon 5-Sep-11
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waveOhhhhhhh!!!!!!!  now that is an idea Barbara.  big_laugh

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Oh yes the people in that OTHER house!  

I'll try that again!

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wave  You got it TA!!!!!   dalek

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I'll help you force their mouths open!  devil

I'll try that again!

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Toffeeapple said:

I'll help you force their mouths open!  devil

This used to be a friendly site...remember their reward will be in heaven.....whistlewhistle  you don't have to dish it out....  but if we go first we should all be at the Pearly Gates waiting for them.....big_laughbig_laugh

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We will, Sporks in hands!

I'll try that again!

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wave  Thanks you two, you always cheer me up.  big_hug

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