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How to make Green Tomato Chutney

First your neighbour kindly gives you 9 lbs of Green Tomatoes:

Green Tomatoes from George, Alder Hey Allotments

Green Tomatoes from George, Alder Hey Allotments

Put through the mincer, they produce a bright green, sour-smelling mush!

Through the mincer

Through the mincer

Add a batch of cooking apples from another neighbour

Cooking apples before peeling

Cooking apples before peeling!

Then onions and malt vinegar:

Make sure it's good-quality malt!

Make sure it’s good-quality malt!

And through the mincer, the mixture looks very unappetizing!:

Onions and apples through the mincer

Add Vinegar, plus minced Onions and apples.

Add ginger, cayenne pepper and sugar, then simmer!

Start simmering

Finally tie in sachets of pickling spice, and after a while the colour changes to a beautiful dark brown.

Pickling spice adds a pungent aroma in depth

Garlic and Pickling spice add a pungent aroma

And eventually, 38 jars of finished product!

Finished jars, some hours later!

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!