Friday, 16 September 2011

Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble ....!

Salutations and I hope the weekend weather is treating you well. This is part of the reason why we live here. Yeah, baby!
Over the last few days some TG&C produce has made its way into the kitchen for a good ol' cook up.
Tomatoes have been boiled down to make a thick tomato sauce for spag and lasagne-style dishes.
Then there's been the inaugural making of the green tomato chutney. Recipe here:
Now, I'm not really one to run down my own cooking and it IS very good (if I do say so myself). However, it's not very tomato-ey. And you have to buy lots of other things that aren't necessarily grown here like green apples and sultanas. So, philosophophically speaking, does that defeat the purpose of growing and cooking with your own? If you have to also buy other stuff?
Would love to hear what you think.
In the meantime, here's some kitchen shots.

From this ....

And this ....

To this!
And this. This be the green tomato chutney. Not very green, is it.

Anyone want to buy a ute? great for shovelling horse pooh in the garden ...


  1. I understand where you are coming from re buying non local ingredients... but if the alternative is to not utilise the produce that you have I think its perfectly reasonable to do so.... am wondering if it would be worth trying subsititutes - eg green pawpaw or mango for apple... and I dunno re sultanas...maybe if your sister sent you some sultanas (cos she lives in a sultana growing area) would that be ok LOL Sarah

  2. I think my ever loving sis should DEFINITELY send some 'tanas. OMG, how good would that be! Looking forward to the brandied cumquats as promised, too!