apple chutney…..apples from the garden

Nice to do,picking apples from the tree, our tree gave a lot of apples, only the peel was a little damaged, it had brown spots. But when you peel the apples you see a nice juicy apple. So I decided what to do with this apples, so I made apple sauce, apple pie and apple chutney. Making apple pie with my son is making a  mess in the kitchen, but you see how proud he was when the pie came out of the oven. And I am proud of the apple chutney (just to stay into the chutney mood)
And you can make it also now, you must wait 3-4 weeks after making it and when you wait longer, they say the chutney becomes better and better. Thanks for the recipe

Ingredients for 6 little jars of chutney
1,5 kilogram of apples, cut in squares
6 cloves of garlic (pressed)
150 grams of raisins
4 decilitre of apple vinegar
150 gram of sucanat (unrefined sugar)
1,5 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
1,5 teaspoon of Celtic sea salt
1,5 teaspoon of chilli flakes
1 teaspoon of clove powder
1 teaspoon grated fresh nutmeg
3 red onions cut in pieces

ingredients applechutneyKitchentools
a cooking pan (big enough for all the ingredients)
6 jars cleaned and made bacteria free by cooking in water (sterilized)
garlic press
a wooden spoon for stirring

Lets make the chutney………….
Get the cooking pan and put in the vinegar,garlic, apples, onions and rasins. Heat up the pan and stir while heating the apples. When the apples are ‘boiling’ put in the spices (clove,cinnamon,nutmeg,chilli flakes, salt) and sucanat.
Let this mixture simmer for about 45 minutes, stir once in a while, and when the mixture is getting thick it will be ready to put into the cleaned jars.
Get the jars and an easy spoon to lead the mixture into the jars. Fill the jars till the top and put on the lid. I always put the jar upside down, so the jar will stand for cooling down on the lid. This is because of the vacuum effect. When you open the jar 3 weeks later you will hear the PLOP sound :). The chutney is ready to cool down and to store into the fridge for 3 weeks and after 3 weeks you can open the jar and enjoy the taste of the apple chutney!

Enjoy

pro-biotic,supplements and zucchini cake

I love library’s, so many interesting books ans so much books. This time I am reading about pro-biotic, pre-biotic and meta-biotic how well they are for the intestines and immunity and a good health (kefir drink I want to make anyway this year, it is a good pro-biotic) .
I am  also reading  a book about supplements. For me supplements are needed when you have unbalances, but maybe this book will change my opinion. At least it gives me a good view about synthetic supplements I never thought about. How can you make a real copy of the original, without all the factors what make the vitamins or minerals work? You cannot live on supplements, so there is still something in real food what they can’t make, also the books tells me that the basic from al lot of synthetic supplements are chemical substances. I don’t want this in my stomach….so I will continue reading the book and going to make my opinion complete after.
But now time to make the zucchini cake, I had the recipe from someone from the gardening project and it is delicious and also a releave after eating to many zucchini soup and so on. Because when the plant is giving vegetables it won’t stop, it goes on and on!

Zucchini cake 24 centimetres
1 1/2 cup and 2 tablespoons of mixed spelt flour and all purpose flour
1/2 cup of agave syrup (or sucanat if you like) look a the structure the pie will have it can be to wet if you use syrup or to dry if you use sucanat, so put in some flour if too wet or some ‘milk’ if it’s too dry.
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/4 salt (not necessary)
4 minced cloves
1/2 tablespoon of organic lemon zest
1 tablespoon of nutmeg (fresh grated from the ball)
2 teaspoons of ginger powder
1 cup of rice milk (or other milk if you like)
1/4 teaspoon of apple vinegar
1/4 cup of olive oil
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 cup of grated zucchini

kitchentools
an oven
a spring like 24 cm
a rasp
a bowl
a whisker
a cup, tea- and tablespoon

lets make the pie
Put all the dry ingredients together into the bowl and mix well! In the meanwhile you put in the vinegar togehter with the milk and set aside for 5 minutes. Time to grate the zucchini. Love this job put beware of the fingers :).
Mix the vinegar, milk, oil, agave syrup, lemon zest, zucchini into the bowl with the dry ingredients , now all the ingredients are in the pie. Mix very well till you get a nice dough, it’s wetter then bread dough and thicker then pancake dough.
Time for the truth, put the pie into the oven at 175 degrees Celsius for about 25 minutes. The pie is ready when you put in a sharp knitting needle and the dough won’t stick at the needle any more. Of course you can test also with other sharp things like a fork or something else.
Easy, not too sweet and a good solution when there are to many zucchini’s growing at the same time in your vegetable garden.
end zucchini cake

Enjoy and thanks to Fiona and it’s based on the recipe from not for rabbits