I have spent today in the kitchen but most of it was not preparing meals. It was about making and bottling jam and sauce.
There were 6kg of cherry tomatoes squirreled away in the freezer ready to make sauce and today was the day.
The recipe for the sauce is here.
Next up was the 10kg bag of onions I bought yesterday. I set 2kg aside for a friend and then sliced and diced another 7kg and have packed and frozen them. I decided to turn the last kilogram into onion jam and the taste test indicates that it has been successful. The recipe I used had carraway seeds in it so I bought some this morning when were shopping. I have never bought carraway seeds before but if it looks as though I will be making onion jam in the future I will definitely get some more.
Finally, I made some plum jam which is GMan’s favourite. It turned out better than the batch I overcooked last year which was closer to toffee than jam!
The recipe is very simple.
1.5 kg plums
Juice of 1 lemon
1 cup water
Place in saucepan, boil until setting point is reached. The stones can be removed with a slotted spoon during cooking.
Tip: Count the plums before you start so that you know how many stones you are trying to remove.
I also made another batch of spreadable butter. Here is the recipe.
The only problem with cooking all day is that I did not get the ironing done! However, we do have ironed clothes to wear to work tomorrow.
What’s ironing? I went to iron something a couple of weeks ago and said to G, “how long have we had this iron?” Reply, “about 3 years”. Not my priority I’m afraid! Nice jams 😀