Ingredients:

  • 400g mixed dried fruit (we use a mixture of raisins, sultanas and cranberries)
  • 500g dried prunes, chopped
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon,
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • Zest of 2 clementines or 1 large orange
  • 120g light brown sugar
  • 300 ml cider vinegar
  • 300ml water

Christmas Pudding Chutney

Christmas Pudding Chutney, sounds bizarre I know, but wait until you try it.  A perfect addition to your festive cheeseboard or slathered on your leftovers sandwich on Boxing Day.

Ingredients:

  • 400g mixed dried fruit (we use a mixture of raisins, sultanas and cranberries)
  • 500g dried prunes, chopped
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon,
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • Zest of 2 clementines or 1 large orange
  • 120g light brown sugar
  • 300 ml cider vinegar
  • 300ml water

Method:

  1. Place the dried mixed fruit and chopped dried prunes into a large pan.
  2. Add the ginger, cinnamon and cloves with the grated orange zest and light brown sugar.
  3. Finally pour into the pan the cider vinegar and water and give everything a good mix together.
  4. Slowly bring the mixture to the boil, partially cover, reduce the heat and allow to simmer for about 35 minutes, stirring occasionally to make sure it doesn’t stick to the pan.
  5. Once the liquid has reduced and the mixture is thick and gooey remove from the heat and leave to cool.
  6. Give the chutney a final mix up and spoon into three or four sterilised jam jars.
  7. Tie a big sparkly bow around the jam jar and leave on the doorstep of a friend for some instant festive cheer!

Top Tip!

To sterilise the jars, wash them in hot soapy water and place in a pre-heated oven at 160°C for about 15 minutes. Make sure to take care when spooning the chutney into the warm the jars so as not to burn your fingers!

And sow it begins... 🌱 

Pumpkin patch prep has already begun! The first of our seeds arrived last week. Some familiar varieties here but lots of new ones to try too. 🎃 

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Signing off for a while...
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Day 5 of the new year and we’re in another lockdown. Not where any of us want to be (especially in the depths of winter in Scotland) and certainly the 5 of us are all feeling topsy turvy again. The prospect of virtual school and missing family, friends and ‘normal’ life dreadfully is hitting us all hard. 
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While these little squares have the ability to provide a whole heap of support and a link to the outside world, my relationship with my phone and social media has got a little bit out of whack over the last wee while. These little people need the best version of me to help them through the next few weeks so I’m going ‘cold turkey’ and stepping away for a wee while!
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So, stay safe and good luck. Above all, be kind to yourselves. The light is most definitely at the end of the tunnel, we just need to keep going. Sending love, Lx
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