Sunday, 23 September 2012

Fabric Musings and Chutney Making

It doesn't take much to make me happy.  I got this little lot of offcuts for the princely sum of £1.20 - what a bargain.  Most of them I thought would make great journal covers.  

 I then went out and bought some christmas themed fabric and it sits looking at me, waiting for my little grey cells to come up with some inspiration for this years decorations. 

 Whilst waiting for inspiration, and taking advantage of a marrow, residing, largely, in my fridge and I decided a wet, cold Sunday in September was the ideal time to start making chutney as future Christmas presents.  Here was the start of the Marrow and Red Tomato Chutney

 and this was the Ratatouille Chutney, which really looks most christmassy with the red tomatoes and the green of the courgettes.  I'd forgotten how long it takes to chop the vegetables and cook it so it's taken most of the day.  Only time now for a bit of internet surfing before everything stops for Downton!


  1. Those chutneys look so gorgeous in the 'chopped up' stages....I really must have a go. Any tips?

  2. I'd set aside a lot more time than the recipe says as the chopping always takes ages and have more jars than you need, together with smaller jars so you can assess how much chutney you have left to put in the jars and that way you are not left with a half jar which you have to eat up promptly. Hope that helps :)

  3. Be still my heart, food and fabric in the SAME post!


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