Sunday, April 1, 2012

Hi! Long time no blog! now that the growing season is finally ramping up, I'll definitely be posting more. We were moving dirt today and here is the final result - beds prepped for planting - the soil is too wet still, and the weather is too cold -so must be patient!! view from the porch and as I'd found a big bag of frozen rhubarb and plums in the basement freezer, thought I'd make some chutney again: Recipe: 10 cups of rhubarb (I used some plums) 4 cloves garlic, slivered 1 1/2 cups candied ginger, chopped 2 cups dried cherries 2 onions, chopped 2 tsp mustard seeds 1 tsp coriander seeds ground 1 tsp kosher salt 2 cups organic apple cider vinegar 2 cups brown sugar 6 jalapenos peppers minced bring to a boil, simmer 45 mins until thickened, pour into hot sterilized jars, process in hot water 10 minutes. This chutney is slightly sweet from the candied ginger and cherries - and would make a wicked sweet and sour sauce for a stir fry, too!

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