You may know how much I hate waste and how much I try to use up everything I've got. I even made some jam from a red melon than I didn't like but didn't want to put it in the bin either. So with the tomatoes, seeing them ill and thinking about how much effort and energy I put into growing them I would have felt so sorry to see them in the waste bin.
As it is my first year of gardening, I have no idea what sort of disease it was, but the green unripened tomatoes looked too healthy not to try and save them somehow. And this is how I came across the above chutney recipe.
Mine isn't green as in the original recipe, but it is the most delicious chutney I have ever eaten. Here are some step by step photos. Enjoy!
|Weighing the green tomatoes to work out the proportion of the ingredients|
|Chopping the green tomatoes|
|Adding sultanas, red onion, sugar and vinegar|
|Bring to the boil|
|Boiling for an hour until thickens |
|Pour it in sterilized jars|
|Eating the leftover with a cheese platter|