Thursday, 24 November 2011

Chutneys and Fairs

So i am right in the middle of chutney making and organizing for local Christmas fairs (or is it Fayres!!)
After getting the basic apple and sultana chutney right I moved on to an apple and apricot ( dried apricots work really well in chutneys and if you can get the darker organic ones its even better) also a sweeter Indian chutney although I didn't have any mango's to hand when I made mine I substituted them for more of the other fruit from my recipe bur the end result was great, and also a apple and pear chutney.
I tried my hand at a sweet cauliflower pickle if it works then I shall have a go at some other types of pickle.
And not forgetting the almost famous spaldwick pickle I seem to be making a batch of this a week at the moment and with a recent wine and cheese evening at the local gastro pub the sweet pickle is becoming more in demand.
We will be finishing the week off with a fair in sawtry  with 62 other stall holders we are just about ready with our chutneys hampers and traditional sweets.

Foraging Chef blog rejuevenated

I thought I would give the blog another go as it was something I had started but didn't really get into the full swing.
A lot has happened in my world since the last post, I have since given up working in comercial kitchens and have opened a village shop and deli with my wife and just recently started helping my father with an extension to his allotment.
So with all this in mind a blog on what I am foraging for, growing, cooking, preparing, selling might be worth investing my time in.