Monday, September 21, 2015

Sandy makes Plum Chutney

Oh, hello again! Welcome to Sandy's Kitchen... Sandy's Messy Kitchen! We have a few projects on the go.

First up... we harvested some prune plums from the tree in the backyard. They are super yummy to eat but if you eat too many well... they are prune plums and... well... you know. Anyhow, we had way to many to eat so after a bit of research, decided to make plum chutney!

Yum!!! It calls for the most interesting list of ingredients: brown & white sugar, onion, garlic, mustard seed, cider vinegar, crystalline ginger, raisins, cayenne pepper and a few other things. It smells fantastic!
 We are going to have about 12 half-pint jars of this... people say you can use it instead of cranberry sauce. And our Thanksgiving is coming up soon!

Our other project is another harvest of basil. This is our third harvest. It is getting cooler at night and we're not sure we'll get another harvest. Some for some more basil puree for the freezer. Oh, and we're giving some bundles of fresh basil away...

Also a Beet & Potato salad for dinner! Yummers!

I am going to sit here and supervise... since that is what little bears do best.

Yup,.. did a good job of supervising. 12 1/2 jars of plum chutney...

And a bit left over for a jar in the fridge. Have you made any preserves this summer or fall?


  1. Yummie! That looks delicious! We should lobby for internet with taste possibilities! With all those recipes and other food posts it't getting really hard just to be able to look and read :-)!

  2. YUMMM. We didn't have enough razzberrees this year to make jam, but they were good in salads and on yogurt. We had a lot of rain recently, and our basil all got sick and died. But, our cherry tomato plant produced a ton of little tomatoes, so we've been having a lot of delicious bearsheta!

  3. Looks very delicious--nice work! Perhaps you can expand your gardening TV show and make it a combination gardening/cooking show instead.

  4. Yummy. I have been enjoying plum chutney my roommates made in June. Are you going to do a special Canadian Thanksgiving post? It's in October, right?