Comfort & Joy No. 1


This is the beginning of a series of thoughts on the things that bring comfort & joy to every day life. 


Starting with Green Tomatoes.

Green tomatoes are a rich source of vitamin C and fibre which are good for your immune and digestive systems. Green tomatoes also contain tomatine. Scientists believe that a diet filled with fibre and tomatine can reduce your risk of many diseases including cancer and heart disease.

In fact, green tomatoes are known to be better for you than red tomatoes for certain things. 

Such as premature aging!

Green Tomato Chutney 

This chutney is a happy end for the tomatoes which haven't ripened in your garden this year, helping to store your fresh garden produce for the winter. 

It is perfect to make as a gift or to act as an accompanion to ham or cauliflower cheese. 

Recipe Makes 12 x 200ml jars

1kg cooking apples (Bramley Seedling or Grenadier), peeled and diced
450g onions, chopped
1kg green tomatoes, chopped (no need to peel)
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground allspice
1 teaspoons freshly cracked black pepper
2 garlic cloves, coarsely crushed
300g white sugar
300g Demerara sugar
400g sultanas
1 tablespoon salt
900ml white wine vinegar

   Put the apples and onions into a wide, stainless-steel saucepan and add the remaining ingredients.

Stir well, bring to the boil and simmer gently, uncovered, for about 45 minutes or until reduced by more than half. Stir regularly, particularly towards the end of cooking.

Pot into sterilised jars and cover immediately with non-reactive lids.

Store in a dark, airy place and leave to mellow for at least two weeks before using.

xx C&R xx

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