Sunday, 10 October 2010

Preparing for Christmas - Chutney

I started making preparations for Christmas today by making two chutneys and a Chili Jam. I always enjoy making my own chutney, it's a perfect Sunday afternoon activity and it makes me feel really homely, the vinegar boiling off isn't the most pleasant smell in the world but when you end with lots of pretty jars full of preserves it makes it totally worth it.

Red Onion Chutney simmering away.

Christmas Chutney cooking down.

Chili seeds removed and ready to go, tip if you're doing this for the first time, scrub under your nails really well before scratching your nose!

The chili and peppers after being boiled with Cider Vinegar and preserving sugar.

The finished product.

From left to right, Christmas, Chili, Red Onion chutneys. I love the luminescence of the chili with the sunlight shining through it.

Did you have a nice Sunday? I hope so xx


  1. That looks delicious and spicy. All these food blogs are making me incredibly hungry this morning. Hmmmmmm

  2. Yum! I've never tried to make this before. Thanks for sharing.

    Plan B

  3. It's not difficult at all, just a bit time consuming but the end result is worth it 100 times over, good luck if you decide to have a go x

  4. i love making chutneys too! I have a lovely blueberry and red onion one which goes so well with pork, i will post it soon on my blog for you. Maybe when steve and i finally come to visit we can spend the day in the kitchen making chutneys!! xx