Zucchini relish

Zucchini relish

Wrapping up my pickles series (part 1: green tomato mustard pickles and part 2: sweet fruit chutney and apricot jam), I did finish the zucchini relish. It was made from two thirds of a freakzoid zucchini, sections of which were also grilled on the barbie and added to a curry. It was a seriously large [...]

Sweet fruit chutney and dodgy apricot jam

Sweet fruit chutney and dodgy apricot jam

Here's Part 2 of today's New Year preserving extravaganza. Having turned unripe cherry tomatoes into green tomato mustard pickles (see Part 1), this evening I got stuck into the ripe tomatoes. Another idiot-proof recipe courtesy of The Australian Women's Weekly Cookbook of 1970. This was followed by a less successful attempt at apricot jam. Sweet [...]

New year pickles and chutney

New year pickles and chutney

'Tis the season for a glut of tomatoes, and at my place that means pickles and chutney. I have to confess that I am a very poor vegetable gardener, because I hardly ever water. And then if anything survives, I forget to harvest it. Hopeless. But I am quite good at growing cherry tomatoes, because [...]

Lazy winter gardening

Lazy winter gardening

It's FREEZING today. Well, actually it's 10 degrees Celsius, which I know is really quite pathetic in the coldness stakes - I thought we must surely be in single digits. But hey, we did get a little sprinkling of teeny weeny hailstones earlier today, so it must be cold. Winter brings out the Martha Stewart [...]