[Sca-cooks] OOP canning adventures

Elaine Koogler kiridono at gmail.com
Tue Oct 14 07:02:44 PDT 2008

And, as it's the end of the season (at least here in southern Maryland) for
tomatoes...we can get a fair number of green tomatoes.  I did so at a local
fruit stand, and will be making a delightful green tomato chutney with
them.  The cool thing about this stuff is that it has no sugar in it, which
makes it good for diabetics...not even any artificial sweeteners.  The
sweetness all depends on the ingredients...

2 pounds green tomatoes (1kg)
1 pound onions (500 gr)
1 pound cooking apples (500gr)
2 1/4 C wine vinegar - but I used cider vinegar (575 mL)
1 1/2 C golden raisins/sultanas (8 oz/250 gr)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 T chopped ginger
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 red bell pepper

1.    Chop the tomatoes, peel and chop the onions, and peel, core, and chop
the apples. (Chop the optional red pepper.)

2.    Place in non-reactive pan and add half the vinegar.

3.    Bring to a boil and cook, stirring, over medium heat for 45 minutes.

4.    Add the remaining vinegar and the other ingredients and simmer over
medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the chutney thickens, about 20 -
30 minutes.

5.    Ladle into hot, sterilized jars. Cover with a cloth and seal when
cold. Will keep for up to 12 months. Makes 2 -3 pints.

Have fun!!


On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 9:52 AM, David Walddon <david at vastrepast.com> wrote:

> How fun.
> I had a similar experience this weekend.
> Lemons were on sale REALLY cheap so I got two large bags (approximately 24
> lemons) and several boxes of salt and now salted lemons curing in the
> garage.
> Canning will take place later this year.
> I think the act of preservation (in many different forms) is a huge turn
> on!
> David

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