First your neighbour kindly gives you 9 lbs of Green Tomatoes:
Green Tomatoes from George, Alder Hey Allotments
Put through the mincer, they produce a bright green, sour-smelling mush!
Through the mincer
Add a batch of cooking apples from another neighbour
Cooking apples before peeling!
Then onions and malt vinegar:
Make sure it’s good-quality malt!
And through the mincer, the mixture looks very unappetizing!:
Add Vinegar, plus minced Onions and apples.
Add ginger, cayenne pepper and sugar, then simmer!
Finally tie in sachets of pickling spice, and after a while the colour changes to a beautiful dark brown.
Garlic and Pickling spice add a pungent aroma
And eventually, 38 jars of finished product!
Finished jars, some hours later!
Quite a few people, on hearing about Green Tomato Chutney, have said “Yuk! I won’t try that!” But on being persuaded to try it, have loved it and come back for more.
Quite a few jars still available, price £2. 50p covers the cost of ingredients, and £1.50 goes to the project. An ideal and very tasty gift!