Sunday, March 21, 2010

No much to do in the garden.

Besides for planting some carrot and baby spinach seeds there was not a lot to do in the garden.

Therefore the kids and I tackled the last apples and made half into a yummy rhubarb and apple crumble and the other I made apple and rhubard butter.

I didin't follow a recipe but this is what I did: cored, peeled and chopped lots of apples and about 10 stalks of rhubarb. I steamed them then added them to a pot with 1 cup of sugar, 1 teaspoon of cinamon and 1 teaspoon mixed spice. I then let it reduce and put it into clean sterilized jars.

We then prepared the chillies by washing them and taking off the stalks. Then I made the same pickling liquid as last week and pickled 4 jars of them.

I also wanted to make a chilli relish so I used about 20 chopped chillies with 2 tomatoes, 1 onion, 125ml sugar and a tablespoon of garlic. I boiled this up then blended it up with my stick blender and put it in a jar. My hubby tasted it and said it was super hot!

We have so many chillies now that a friend will be the lucky recipient of a jar or two!


-:¦:-In His Grip -:¦:- Loni said...

I want to learn how to can! I have checked out numerous books, bought the canner with jar rack... yet nothing is ready for harvest... actually even planting in the garden yet... seeds have been started inside though :D

I am somewhat cautious about canning though... seems like a lot could go wrong... do you have any advice, or a favorite book or site that got you started... or did you learn first hand?

Thanks for any advice to the newbie on the block :D

Tanya said...

I like the idea of the hot chilli sauce. Looks great and has my mouth watering.

African Bliss said...

I love the pics of your jars,they look delicious.Nice labeling.

Nishant said...

.. actually even planting in the garden yet... seeds have been started inside though :D

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