Thursday, November 3, 2011

Harvest and Preserve

Ah, the time of the harvest is upon us. A workmate received ten kilos of apples from different sources, upon which she brought us an apple pie yesterday - her fourth this week. While musing about what to do with the rest of the apples, it occurred to me that chutney is one of the greatest things ever.

The experiment is on the stove. Updates as events warrant.

Update: For a first try, this turned out quite nice. The balance of sweet and sour is generally okay, and I'm pleasantly surprised about the perfect viscosity. Now, to the things that went in it: apples (duh), red onions, grated fresh ginger, red wine vinegar, shitloads of sugar, roughly ground black pepper, and a smattering of dried chili. There are no precise indications of quantity because I didn't pay attention. As a rule of thumb, use just enough vinegar to wet the ingredients, and you'll need more sugar than you'd have thought possible. Seriously, I used up half a kilo on this, I'm sure.

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