Once home again my friend came round for lunch and I made some more chutney. Having made the two batches at the weekend it occurred to me that there is a basic underlying recipe going on which was open to a bit of tweekage. Therefore, I concocted a
I roasted some pumpkin, courgettes and yellow peppers and then bunged it all together with the rest of the ingredients and out came Roasted Vegetable Chutney. It ..... is ..... gorgeous!!
Nice and sweet, a little bit sour and spicy and tasting beautifully of the roasted veg. I'm running out of jam jars and had to put the leftover bit in a pot.
This leftover bit went on our chicken for dinner tonight - yuuuuuuummmmmy!
My friend went home with a jar of chutney and a sudden overwhelming need to make some herself! She phoned me later to tell me she'd found a load of jars in her fridge with dregs of jam etc and was washing them all out in readiness for chutneymania to take hold :) I do so enjoy being contagious!!!
As I now have a birthday cake to ice, to Monster's exact specification, I will not be hanging around tonight. I'll leave you with a bit of 1980's New Romantic groovy stuff.
I saw them play twice at the Odeon, New Street, Birmingham at the height of their popularity and they were brilliant live. You may hate them and, unlike the past two nights, I shall not be offended if you say so!! I grew up about a mile or so from where they did and knew people who knew their sister's best friend's aunt's step-sister's cousin - oh, the famous people I have almost known.....