I have almost finished the binding on a quilt and have another one pinned and ready to quilt, I just need to decide what colour thread to use.
This has been in the WIP pile for far too long. It is just 4 Churn Dash Blocks, I used a solid Turquoise, white and 2 prints from Savannah Bop.
I have now used a third print from the collection for the binding, I have made it extra wide and put most of that to the back. I wanted to lift the solid orange backing.
Scrappy Trip around the World is now layered and pin basted, it is far too big to quilt on the frame, so will be quilted on the work station.
My second hat is done and I am working away on my crochet blanket.
I made a batch of green tomato chutney and had planned to make another batch, when I checked the greenhouse I found that the tomatoes were ripening fast.
No problem, I made red tomato chutney, used red onions and dark brown sugar and it looks good.
The combination of chutney simmering and curry cooking gently has filled the kitchen gloriously.
Dinner was a Cauliflower and Chick pea curry, the recipe is on my other blog.
All in all it has been a good day, tomorrow will be more of the same, no more chutney though, maybe a cake instead.
I love the prickle I get up my nose when I'm cooking chutney! The quilts are gorgeous as always. I had cauliflower for tea - in the form of a revolting cauliflower bake grill thingy I found languishing in the freezer - a leftover from the boy's vegetarian ex girlfriend! Waste not want not.ReplyDelete
When it comes to hoovering up iffy meals from the freezer I apply a generous dollop of brinjal pickle and that makes it easier to cope with.Delete
Now that chutney really does look good, there is nothing like the smell of preserves to evoke memories of the season.ReplyDelete
I was not going to make any at all but habit took over.Delete
Beautiful quilting Pam.xxxReplyDelete
Is salsa big in the UK? Whenever I get a gift of really ripe red tomatoes that is my go to canning food. We go through it twice as fast as any other condiment.ReplyDelete
I think that it varies, probably more in the country where people grow their own veg, it is very expensive if you have to buy good quality supplies. I make several different varieties and use them in many recipes.Delete
I was hoping to do a green tomato chutney but the toms have decided to turn, I love the smell of pickling vinegar when its heating up I should think with curry cooking it must smell great :-)ReplyDelete
It was amazing, I was quite full before I started eating. I was planning on making a load of ketchup but have used most of my "meaty" tomatoes up now. I may pop into Carmarthen tomorrow and look at buying a box or two.Delete
I'm eating my tomatoes too quickly to make chutney. I've been turning them into soup. THank you for keeping the rain yesterday. It stayed dry in the Valleys all day. The rain didn't hit us until late last nightReplyDelete
It's amazing how the tomatoes are still ripening, I picked another six pounds off my plants at the weekend and there's still more to come. We're forecast rain again tomorrow and then we're supposed to get some sunshine on Wednesday, we'll see, you can never count on the forecast as it seems to change hourly.ReplyDelete
Hi Pam, thank you for following my blog. Its lovely to find you home made chutney I just love it and have made my own cant wait to open it a Christmas I always make enough to last me a year I love the smell while its cooking and I bet your kitchen smelt divine with the curry to :-) Love your quilts to Wow that huge one must have taken you ages. Good luck with the binding, dee xReplyDelete
You are a busy, busy gal!ReplyDelete
You definitely made the most of the rainy weather!! xxReplyDelete