Sunday, March 20, 2016

Tomato Relish...

I did a stock-take of my jam cupboard the other day and found a few treasures (6 jars of dried apricot jam from 01/2015) but sadly there was no relish, just some bread and butter pickles.

I was lucky to grab this bucket of lovely sauce tomatoes at our Foodland store for $7.50 - 6 kilos!
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Next I got out my Green and Gold book to track down the recipe. 
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I cut up the tomatoes on Friday night and threw on "a handful of salt" which made me question how big that handful should be...then left them overnight. We were going out so I didnt get to cut up the onions.  I did that Saturday morning using my food processor.  I still had tears rolling down my cheeks!
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This is the large stock pot I use.  It belonged to my mum.
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I used the 12 pound recipe...
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I got it going on the stove...
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I boiled it away for about an hour and a half all up...
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I use a cut down plastic milk carton as my jar filler...
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Twenty two lovely jars of relish and it taste just like it used to when I was a child...
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I'll give some away then the rest will go into the back of my pantry.  Its delicious with cold meat, especially corned beef and nice with cheese and biscuits.
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Yesterday and today I binge-watched Season 6 and the finale of Downton Abbey. I really enjoyed it, especially the fashions. I have never seen such a long running drama keep so true to their attention to detail. All costumes were exquisite!  If you didn't watch it, I urge you to give it a go. 
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I did manage to do something productive today - white bread rolls. Gus is in charge of a lamb chop dinner so its been a good weekend.

Cheers - Joolz xx 

 


 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 

3 comments:

  1. I just bought the 6th season but have yet to dive into it. My husband gets upset when I watch it without him. He likes the history, but I with you on clothing, decor and mannerisms of the time period. The Canadian series of Anne of Green Gables and Road to Avon Lea are two I enjoy because it too is so historically correct and are the time frame of our farm, so I enjoy them.

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  2. Oh yummo, tomato relish!

    This recipe is different to mine, but is sounds like a good one. I have the green and gold book, so will keep in mind should I ever get enough tomatoes to make some up. I never got enough this year although now the weather has cooled the plants are starting to sent out new life, and there are some tomatoes on them.

    xTania

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  3. Good work with the relish, nice to keep traditions going. I haven't seen the 6th series yet but will one day.

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