Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
A traditional chutney from the east of Indian, with whole spices, tomatoes and raisins. It is a great way to capture summer in a jar.
This old-fashioned New England family recipe for "Gen's Pickle" was kindly shared with me by Katie Quinn-Jacobs of the online canning circle Ithacan.
Tomato chutney made with summer garden tomatoes turns spicy with the addition of some chiles and seeds.
Indian spices can transform cheap, watery tomatoes into a luscious chutney, which, if made with ripe, aromatic tomatoes is simply breathtaking.
When Trader Joe's discontinued a product I really liked, I set about to make my own: Not Quite Trader Joe's Tomato Chutney.
Delicious and easy, this chutney is a testament to the fact that using fresh, high quality ingredients will always net you stellar results. Rany took second prize with this recipe at the Eat Real Fest pickle contest in August.