Saturday, December 19, 2009

Tomatoes...essence of summer;

Despite the dry we had a great crop of tomatoes. They are grown organically, no pesticide at all. This summer not one tomato was infested by fruit fly.

Ingredients for my Tomato Chutney, truly delicious and healthy.
1 kg tomatoes ripe and red
1/2 tbl spoon salt
1 fresh chilli or 1 teaspoon chillipowder or tabasco to your liking,
1 piece (ca.2 cm) fresh, finely grated ginger,
250 g organic sugar,
1/2 tbl spoon Garam Masala
lots of garlic, at least 5 big cloves pressed through a garlic press,
2 dl apple vinegar.

Mix all the ingredients, tomatoes halfed, and let slightly bubble for 1 hour until like a jam.
Generally I leave skin and seeds as they are good for a healthy diet.

Fill in squeaky clean glass jars. These are recycled. Enjoy!


Kilauea Poetry said...

This looks delicious. My sister makes a lot of different kinds of chutney. I've grown some decent tomatoes but it can be a problem. Thanks..when I get a bunch I'd like to try this- have a great weekend-

Stephanie said...

The recipe is a good one coz I am a tomato fan ha ha! With all those good ingredients, I am sure the taste is fantastic. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Oh, I prefer fresh chilly... I think it would make the chutney taste better ;-)

diane said...

A lovely crop. I must try to grow some Roma Tomatoes as they are the only ones Bill likes. It sounds a good recipe. Must try it too.

Arija said...

Looks and sounds absolutely delicious.Summertime is busy with harversting and preserving. Glad you had a good crop of pest free tomatoes. I didn't even manage to pant them, as one gets older some things just get lost along the way.

A Happy Christmas to you and good health and lots of love throughout the coming yesr.


Mia said...

Oh, looks real yummie! I usually by Mango Chutney, perhaps next season I should try to make yours with tomatoes :)

Ann said...

My son would say, Wow!

This year I didn't grow anything because of our erratic weather.

Tomorrow, I am off to the Gold coast for 5 weeks.

guild-rez said...

Looks delicious and I am sure it taste great!!
Our tomatoes are ready for harvesting in eight month;-)
Great pictures!!
Merry Christmas to you and to your family!
Frohe Weihnachten,

Judy said...

Looks so warm and inviting, when I am surrounded by snow! I love the look of the red tomatoes and the duff coloured seeds!
Have a safe and Happy Christmas season!!

Angie said...

YUM.....Like the look of this. Most of my tomatoes have been eaten now!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Trudi, your chutney looks delicious! And so easy to make too! Thanks for telling me about it....I'd love to try it out. And what a great crop of tomatoes! Mine are doing well and I'm looking forward to taking photos of the harvest.

Have a lovely week!