Sweet Gherkin Pickle

I’ve been caught out again.  For some reason my petite cornichons have developed early and gone unnoticed – I now have a number of mammoth gherkins to use up, so a last minute change of plan is called for.  This is a fine pickle or relish which is great with sausages or in sandwiches.  If…

Caribbean Pumpkin & Habanero Pickle

A wonderful medium-hot pickle that’s just perfect with cheese, salads and cold meat.  Use a good quality pumpkin to get the most amazing colours and flavours! I’ve used a ‘Crown Prince’ variety, which holds its shape well during cooking.  I’ve also used 3 ‘Paper Lantern’ habanero chillies – these tend to be a little less…

Spicy End of Summer Tomato Chutney

  Of course, sticking with the traditional family recipes is all very well, but every now and then there’s a need to try something new.  Based around a recipe of Nigel Slaters, this recipe adds a bit of a kick from a great ‘Umba’ Chilli – you can use an alternative Scotch Bonnet or Habanero,…