Monday, March 22, 2010

In the kitchen today - Beetroot chutney

Fresh beetroot from the garden
For beetroot chutney you will need:
1 kg beetroot
500g onions
2.5 cups malt vinegar
1 tb salt
2 cups sugar
1 tsp allspice
1 tsp white pepper
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 cup plain flour (I used cornflour)
1/2 cup malt vinegar


Cook unpeeled beetroot until soft and skins slip off easy
mince onion (or finely chop) Mince beetroot or finely chop - (or use the blade on the food processor)
Put in pan with first measure of vinegar and boil till onion is tender.'
Add salt, sugar, allspice, pepper and ginger and boil for 25 minutes( I just put everything in the pan together)
Mix to paste second measure of vinegar and flour and stir into mix and simmer for 5 minutes
makes 3 x 350 mls jars
Yum with cold meats and cheeses

An Edmonds cook book recipe


  1. Anonymous4:00 pm


  2. It is yummy! It's a shame I can't send you some!

  3. Looks delish, a great way to use up a glut of beetroot.

  4. I wish we had a glut lol! That was the first lot we'd harvested, but at least we can use it through the winter months :D

  5. Yum Sue. YUM :)

    I wanted to thank you for the comment you put on my blog the other day - the pearls of wisdom. In particular the one that said: When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.'

    That really resonated with me. I was all, OMG that is so exactly how I feel. So dumped kids with parents, drove down to Picton with hubs and had a long chat about What To Do. It was a good talk. Air was cleared and things were sorted out. The main upshot was I've put Uni off for a year (something Im feeling good about) and hubs is sitting down and sorting out what he really wants in a job.

    So, you never know, do you, how one little comment can make people think. :)

    Thanks again.

  6. Oh wow Caitlyn, glad it helped! Good job I didn't send you this one: I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder. ;) Good luck with everything.

  7. i think thats 5 jars i'm counting there!

    how is the plum wine coming along? i have thought of nothing else - next year for sure

    louise (sue's friend -thats max's mum!)

  8. Haha I realised that after I had posted, but it will do 3 x 300ml, then jars are smaller than that ;-D

    Plum wine is good. I will be posting about that soon, promise.

    Sue has told me about you, must go have a peek at your blog :D

  9. This looks wonderful! I can't wait to try it, but beets won't be on till September in our corner of the world...

  10. Good things come to those that wait! :D


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