Posted by: fromonthehill | August 28, 2010

Summer Produce….

The garden has done well despite the weather & we have had plenty of runner beans, courgettes/ marrows, onions, cabbage , calabrese  and summer pumpkins, so it was time to make a batch of chutney. I scoured a number of recipies for runner bean chutney as these needed to be the main ingredient & then went a bit ‘off piste’. This is what I came up with:

Onthehill Summer Chutney

2lb runner beans, top, tailed & cut into 1/2 inch pieces

2 onions, chopped

1 cooking apple, chopped

small marrow/ courgettes

2 tsp ground cumin

2 tsp ground fenugreek

1 tsp chilli flakes

2 tblsp tumeric

2 tblsp english mustard powder

2 tblsp cornflour

1 1/2 pints malt vinegar

Cut up the vegetables & cook with the cumin, fenugreek & chilli

in a little oil (Frylight is good) for about 5 minutes.

Add sugar & vinager (retain about 1/4 pint)  & simmer for about an hour.

Mix flour, tumeric & mustard powder in remaining vinegar. Add to the chutney mix & bring to the boil. Simmer for about another 30 minutes or until thick. Allow to cool & put in jars.

Onthehill Summer Dipping Sauce

I used the last pint of chutney to make a dipping sauce. I blended it with a hand blender until smooth & poured into a bottle!

We like them! They are a little bit spicy & the amount of chilli could easily be varied.

In the knitting department, the Fiori di Zucca socks continue to challenge but now on one long 2.5mm metal knitpicks needle & a lifeline in place things are under control I think! I can now knit & follow the test match, sometimes even watching it!



  1. this post makes me long for a garden in which to plant vegetables…and i’m not even a gardener!

    well done sue – it looks so yummy.

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