mothers garden in Wales, and if you look closely you will see some green chillies nestled amongst them too. I didn't just come back with these, I also brought back with me some pears from my mums garden; and eating apples from my Dads allotment, but more about that later.
With it being blustery and rainy outside, as well as Hurricane Katia coming our direction, we stayed mostly indoors this weekend. I found myself spending a lot of the time in the kitchen.
I do miss my kitchen when I am away. Whilst I was at my parents, I was eager to help out and do a little cooking, even if it was just stirring the sauce in the pot, but neither my mother or sister-in-laws would permit me to do so as I was their guest today. However, they did let me make some apple crumble for them with apples I had foraged in North Wales. I was pleased with my foraged cooking apples as I knew I was coming home to none of my own this year, as the harsh winds had knocked each one of them out of the tree early this year. Not only am I disappointed, I know the waxwings will be too when they come.Harvest Monday; and The Gardener of Eden.
Green Tomato Chutney
Makes 4 x 245g jars
2 large onions
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced
1 tablespoon coriander seeds, freshly ground
½ ground allspice
About 875g green tomatoes, chopped
Handful of raisins or sultanas (or combination of both)
In a large saucepan, combine the onions and oil over a medium heat. Add the ginger, coriander and allspice. Cook the onions with the spices for about 10 minutes. Add the green tomatoes, sugar and vinegar. Add the water and let the chutney simmer for about an hour, stirring from time to time.
Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the raisins or sultanas. Let the chutney cook, then transfer to jars with tight-fitting lids.