Friday, November 24, 2006

Jamming

Well chutneying, but that doesn't bring to mind groovy people in smokey bars, now does it?

A mass effort in the face of overwhelming numbers of "What on earth do I get for XXX" to make a range of chutneys, marmalades and savoury sauces.

This morning took me on my faithful two wheels to Whitechapel market to get mangoes, onions and apples, to the Cash & Carry on Brick Lane for vinegar and dried fruits and nuts and then home to a pungent cooking & bottling session.

First, the mango chutney

Just about to disintegrate mangoes...



After 40 mins on the hob with vinegar, apple, onion and ginger...



Then the rather scrummy James Martin's Onion Marmalade








Decorating of rather sticky but pleasantly full jars will begin tomorrow after I can wash the stink of fermenting vinegar out of my hair! I'm stealing one of the Boy's old shirts to cut up as little jar covers and then tie over with string. That's the plan anyway...

The eagle-eyed among you will realise that the recipe I linked to is not the one I used. Those pictures diairise my peeling and chopping of four pounds of onions. Cry me a river indeed.

1 comment:

paola said...

I saw a nifty pair of 'onion goggles' in the supermarket today, specifically designed for just such an occasion. Would you like me to buy you some? MOLTO stylish :)

We will definitely buy both mango chutney and onion marmalade off you if you have any spare...