Sunday, 25 September 2016

Day 269 - Almost at the End of the Tomatoes

 
I spent some time last week snipping off ALL the foliage on the tomato plants in the polytunnel, so that all the remaining fruits would have a chance of ripening in the lovely autumnal sunshine we've been having.  I don't mind using some unripe ones for Green Tomato Chutney but it's nice to have as many red (and yellow) ones as possible to eat now and use in other recipes.
 
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Green (or Red) Tomato Chutney
 
 


1.5kg chopped Tomatoes
750g chopped or sliced Onions
6 Garlic cloves
2 Red Chillies
4cm piece of Ginger, chopped finely
400g Brown Sugar
225mls Red Wine Vinegar
1tsp Paprika
 
Tip all the ingredients into a jam pan  or similar and bring to a gentle simmer.  Leave simmering away for one to one and a half hours stirring occasionally so nothing  sticks to your pan.
 
Then bring it to a gentle boil so that the mix turns darker, shinier and thicker.  When you can draw your spoon through the mix and briefly see the bottom of your pan your chutney is thick enough, and then you can begin to ladle it into hot sterilised jars and put the lids on when it has cooled down.
 
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I'll be sad to see the end of the tomato season but I intend to make good use of each and every one of them in the meantime.
 
Today is a No Spend Day


6 comments:

  1. Wow, isn't that tomato plant gorgeous ?

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  2. I haven't had green tomato chutney for years, I used to love it! xx

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  3. We're at the end of our tomatoes too. I'd love to try the recipe, do you have the amounts in cups.?

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  4. We have one plant left, but they have done us proud, the good old tomato is so versatile.

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  6. Hi. Just signed up as a new follower and so happy I did. We too have drastically reduced our expenses this year and plan to live below the poverty line, less than $16,000 a year here in the US. Been reading through your past blogs and enjoying your tips for saving cash. I'l definitely be back.

    Donna from The Poor Farm

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