Friday, 10 February 2012

Off season chutney making

Currant tomatoes from my garden
Last summer, I grew a few currant tomatoes from seed, and raised the plants in a couple of pots and urns on my patio.  They did quite well, despite not getting too much attention from me.  The plants produced a fair amount of fruit, although they did start to succumb to fungus as the summer progressed.  By the time Thanksgiving came around in early October, the plants were definitely past it, and I had to gather quite a crop of green tomatoes.  At that point in time, I was just embarking on my bathroom renovation, and living elsewhere for a few weeks, so all I had time to do was freeze them.
Finally tonight, I'm doing a bit of out of season chutney making, since my last batch of green tomato chutney was a big hit.  Too bad I couldn't remember where the recipe came from!  This time, I'm using a recipe from You Grow GirlTM, albeit with a few additions/substitutions of my own invention.  Right now the house smells of hot vinegar, a smell that always reminds me of summer as a kid, when my Mum would make soused herrings!  Hopefully the finished chutney will be worth the pong!


  1. Donald, I just recently discovered your blog among the new listings at Blotanical, and I am enjoying it very much. I do a monthly feature on my blog, Jean's Garden, where I highlight and review garden blogs that I think my readers would enjoy. I wanted to let you know that yours is one of two that I am highlighting this month. My post reviewing your blog just went up, and your blog will also be featured on my sidebar throughout the month. I'm looking forward to reading more.

    1. Thanks so much for your kind note, and thank you for taking time to review my blog on yours....I'm look forward to taking some time to explore your blog!

  2. Donald I am just finding your blog thanks to Jean. How lucky to have so many tomatoes. Mine succumbed to fungus too soon so I had very few. The chutney sounds delicious...