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How to Make Home-Mango Chutney

When the price of a mango is on offer then it is time to snap a few up and make chutney. It is more and more difficult to find a supermarket version of mango chutney that has identifiable bits in it so here’s a proper recipe that you can easily make at home.

1kg mangoes, […]

By |February 23rd, 2016|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Get to know your Onions

Onions, I love them raw or cooked and I would never dream of a day without them – they are a staple in my kitchen. An onion is at the heart of every good meal, I say. And salad. And soup. And onion bhajis.

About onions

Onions belong to the Allium family and are related to […]

By |November 13th, 2015|Andalucia|1 Comment|

Sweet and Crispy Pickled Onions

Whenever you find pickling onions, baby onions or shallots then grab them. Pickled onions are a taste of traditional Britain, loved with fish and chips, a pork pie or a ploughman’s lunch. They are easy to make and far superior to anything you find in jars on supermarket shelves.

Traditionally they are pickled in malt […]

By |October 17th, 2015|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Chutney: There was an Old Person of Putney

“There was an Old Person of Putney,
Whose food was roast spiders and chutney,
Which he took with his tea,
within sight of the sea,
That romantic Old Person of Putney.”

Edward Lear, English artist, writer; known for his ‘literary nonsense’ & limericks (1812-1888)

Following straight after the kick off of the English football season is the inevitable glut of […]

By |September 15th, 2015|Andalucia|1 Comment|

Sweet & Sour Tomato Chutney

A fellow blogger from Bengal gave me inspiration to create my version of this fabulous sounding chutney. I have change several things but overall it is still sweet and sour and that’s what attracts me. And tasting as I cooked I believe it will turn out to be fabulous.

Panch Phoran ( ½ teaspoon of […]

By |September 10th, 2015|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Thanks Nigel: Dark & Sticky Fig and Grape Chutney

This is a play on one of Nigel Slater’s recipes for fruit chutney and as ripe figs start appearing in Andalucía with abundance, grapes too, it is time to start creating.

225g brown sugar
750g black figs
250g white grapes (seedless otherwise it is a pain deseeding them), cut in two
One apple (Granny Smiths), skin on, roughly […]

By |September 1st, 2015|Andalucia|5 Comments|

Pickled Red Onions

It is hot but I’m pickling again as I have a large supply of red onions in the veggie drawer of my fridge that need using up. Quickly. This is so simple…

Thinly slice a red onion(s).

You will need ½ teaspoon of brown sugar, ½ teaspoon salt and 200 ml apple cider vinegar per onion. […]

By |July 13th, 2015|Andalucia|0 Comments|