I’m a tiny bit sad today. I’m labelling up jars of Christmas Courgette Chutney, made from the last of our allotment courgettes :-). They have been very prolific this year and they just kept giving and giving…..until yesterday!
Hopefully now I have enough jars of my delicious Christmas Courgette chutney to last Cuffufle Preserves through to Christmas and beyond!
I’d also like to thank the Greedy Gardener, the lovely SJ for the donation of her last courgettes too! Check out her blog at www.greedygardener.co.uk
I am lucky enough to have been commissioned by LOVE STIRCHLEY FESTIVAL to create a tomato sauce or a ‘love apple’ sauce. Tomatoes historically are considered to be aphrodisiacs, hence to love apple name! They are good for the heart and considered to be one of the healthiest foods on the planet. During the festival period – at least £1.00 of every purchase price will be donated to Love Stirchley Festival. After that if I continue to make the sauce, 50p of every purchase price will go to the festival. Continue reading “Saucy Sauce”
Onion marmalade x 3 batches….. DONE. A new Spicy tomato chutney…… DONE
And today It’s all been about the Pear – Gorgeous pears from Penny at http://www.kingsnortonfarmersmarket.co.uk/ Old Sandlin Fruit, Malvern – a farm I intend to visit once I have a motorised vehicle http://www.hfmg.org/producers/sandlin_fruit.htm. Some of the delicious pears are now in a new creation – Spicy Pear chutney, the rest will be made into my Pear and Lime jam (once I get to the markets to get some nice limes). I’ve also got lovely eating apples from Penny – they will be turned into one of my best sellers – spiced apple chutney – a rich sweet chutney – sweet from dates and eaters rather than stacks of sugar!
Well – up until yesterday I didn’t like marmalade – I would go so far as saying I hated it, but I definitely didn’t love it. So…… on getting a stack of organic Seville oranges, I started on creating a recipe that I would like. I’ve done 3 batches so far – 2 containing alcohol – one of which includes basil (it seems I am addicted to adding herbs to my concoctions!) and one is a very traditional recipe.
So…… now to get more luscious oranges to work with. I’m fired up and raring to go. I do however need to keep a check on the experimentation and actually make some up for sale! But I can’t help it – I’ve got so many ideas….. ginger, lime, lemon, clementines, satsumas, grapefruit, more booze, more herbs and combinations of all of the above. Oh my…… and I need to get on with making more chutneys and cordials too.
When I get more sevilles I will try and curb my excitement and take more pictures of the process but……. not having smellivision, you won’t get the benefit.
Many thanks go to my lovely friend Bee Robertson for giving me her Gran’s recipe and helping me with the juicing etc.