My favourite preserve recipes.
The allotments are very productive and would probably feed a family of four, but we are a family of two and some cats – who aren’t very keen on vegetables – so we tend to have a bit of a surplus. I decided to share with you some of the recipes I’ve used to take care of the glut.
I have to find something to do with the lined up carrier bags that John brings back full of produce and strategically places where I’m most likely to trip over them and break my neck! Guess what everyone is getting for Christmas?
Where a recipe calls for muslin, I usually end up using a laddered pop sock (preferably clean!) as I’ve failed to find a local supplier of muslin in sensible amounts
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A dark, spicy Gooseberry and Ginger chutney that is perfect with cheese. It can be used after about a month but keeps for much longer.
Recipe for My Grannies Apple and Rhubarb Chutney. Leave for a couple of months, somewhere cool and dark, before eating. Great with cheese and cold meats.
Easy Pumpkin Chutney Recipe. Makes about 20 jars of Pumpkin Chutney! Goes with almost all cold meats, cheeses and curries. This variation works very well