I have had a busy day making pickles and chutney ready for Christmas.
The house always smells wonderful for 2 days while this is going on..... they need to be made early for Christmas presents as they need to mellow and mature for 3 months before eating.
My shed looks as if I am stocking up for a famine with all the mincemeat, jams, marmalade's, pickles, chutneys and beetroots stacking up on the racking lol...........I top, tailed and peeled 5lb of pickling onions
I then soaked them in brine for 24 hours before putting in to sterilized jars
After bottling the onions, I peeled and simmered all the ingredients for the plum and tomato chutney, as it cooked for 2 hours I felt like dashing to the fridge to get the cheese out ready for a sandwich lol........unfortunately, it has to mature for 3 months for the vinegar to mellow.
I forgot to take a photo of the chutney before taking it to the shed so sorry for the sad picture. ( the back two have not got 'hats' lol)
I need to finish off some Christmas cushions and get them in the post for Oz..... not much use after the event till this time next year.
Thank you for your visit
Hugs Tilly x