Saturday, 24 July 2010

MrsL joins the 21st century.........

.........and gets a brand new laptop. I'm sure it has bells and whistles, but I haven't found them yet lol I need to ask my children..............

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Summer's End chutney

Thought I'd re-post this as it might help with seasonal gluts of vegetables; use any veg/fruit you have, just keep the vinegar/veg/sugar ratios the same; add spices and seasonings as you desire.
Summer's End chutney

6lbs of fruit/vegetables
3lbs tomatoes - green or red, or mixture of both
4lbs soft brown sugar
1 lb dried fruit
2 pints vinegar
herbs and spices to taste

Chop all vegetables finely and place in pan; add rest of ingredients and simmer slowly for several hours until thickened - when you draw the wooden spoon across the bottom of the pan, it should be thick enough not to run in and fill the space made. Stir occasionally during cooking time. Spoon inot hot, clean jars and seal immediately, or leave until cold and pot up then. Label date, and store somewhere cool and dry for about 3 months before using.

Monday, 19 July 2010

A bit like a car boot sale.............

.........without the car and without the boot lol

OH was up in the loft yesterday, and he brought down the few boxes of my stuff left up there; I do this about once a year, and offload some more things - I'm down to only one box now, with my granny's lovely teaset in, so that won't be going anywhere, and a few other small bits and pieces.
It all got put on the bed and I spent a happy half hour rediscovering things :)), sorting through and keeping things out for use.
Also, I did it with a cup of tea to hand :), and no money requried, so all in all, much better than a car boot lol