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Green tomato chutney

     I once went to a dinner party at which the person sitting beside me handed me a small bowl full of green tomato chutney. “You’ve got to taste this,” she said. “I don’t know what it is, but … Continue reading

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Sterilising & Storing

To avoid food poisoning and stop your stored preserves from developing interesting mould cultures, all jams, marmalades, chutneys and bottled fruit or vegetables should be kept in properly sterilised jars. You can do this by plunging jars and their lids … Continue reading

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Passata di pomodoro

There are few things which, in the depths of winter, overwhelm you with the perfumes of summer as much as twisting the top off a jar of passata di pomodoro (tomato purée). It’s essence of sunshine, with a hint of … Continue reading

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Peach chutney

In my on-going battle to use up our glut of peaches, I’ve been experimenting with chutney. It’s a new departure but, it seems, a tasty one. I kept it far simpler than my very complicated green tomato chutney: just fruit … Continue reading

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Peach jam

2011 will go down as the year of the peach. I’m not sure whether this is because we’ve simply had ideal peach conditions. Or whether it’s due to the fact that I bothered to spray my peach trees at appropriate … Continue reading

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