VeganMofo Day 23: Autumn Equinox eats.
I wasn't planning to post today, but then I looked out at the green tomatoes in the garden and thought 'what better way to welcome in autumn than by cooking up some of them?'
Usually when I make a chutney, I have a little taste and then it sits in the fridge. I made some apple chutney a few weeks back and I've only used it once. I think it has do with the ginger that's in a lot of chutney recipes. I like ginger, but I've come to realize that I don't like it in chutney.
Today I didn't use a recipe. Instead, I tossed in what sounded good, which was roughly 3-4 pounds of green tomatoes, 4 jalapenos, two medium-sized onions, a stick of cinnamon, ~ 1.5 cups brown sugar, and approximately 1 cup cider vinegar, salt and pepper, and a bit of extra water for cooking liquid.
Which after simmering for a couple of hours, looked like this:
Not the most appetizing, but a good concoction nonetheless--a tiny bit spicy, fairly sour, and just enough sweetness and an undertone of cinnamon really comes through, but doesn't over power. I can see myself plowing through it in a week or two.
Along with some Chao on rye bread and a glass of beer, it hit the spot on this autumn day.