I came home from a wonderful weekend away camping with family and friends to find this happening to my tomatoes. What on earth is wrong with them?
The cherry and plum tomatoes are fine, but my poor beef tomatoes are splitting their skins.
It seemed a shame to waste them, so hubby set to work in the kitchen to turn my poor poor tommys into some delicious green tomato and red onion chutney.
A huge batch was made, so there was plenty to put into little jars for Christmas presents, I just need to decorate the lids with some pretty fabric and string and label the jars.
Green tomato chutney
500g green tomato
500g red onions
250g molasses or dark brown sugar
2 tbsp salt
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp ground green cardamom
500ml malt vinegar
Roughly chop all ingredients and place in a large pan.
Bring to the boil and then turn down heat.
Simmer for about an hour and a half until reduced to a thick pulp.
Leave to cool and then transfer to jars.
Whilst the hubby was busy in the kitchen I took myself off outside with a ball of wool and a hook, sat in the sun and made Lucie a hat.
Autumn is definitely on the way and the time has come to start on the hats and scarfs and possibly a new blanket if time allows.
Lucie got a little carried away with the whole modelling thing.
Speak soon x