Fiery Pickle Not For The Faint-hearted!

The Magic Begins!, Rocking Dog

The Magic Begins!

Finally I got around to making some very fiery pickle from some rather forlorn Seville Oranges. They have constantly made me feel guilty every time I have ventured into the fridge. So today was the day my guilt would finally lift, I loosely used Shropshire and Edges Permaculture Network recipe for Seville Orange and Apricot Chutney. Never a strict recipe follower I threw in more chilli, additional spices and dates. Only time will tell whether it was a good call!

I have to say that at the present time, only a Vindaloo would make this pickle seem mild in the heat stakes. However, left for a few months to mellow in a cool dark place it may prove to be a little less fiery. I love pickle or chutney with a great Cheddar and some freshly baked bread, such simple pleasures!

One year we decided to go against tradition and we served up an elaborate Indian feast on Christmas day. The boys (grown men) as ever decided on true laddism by eating the hottest pickles, chilli’s and sauces. Why does ultimate machoism and one- upmanship need to be displayed and revelled in, by eating such unpleasantly hot delicacies ?!

Does anyone else get a thrill from seeing a stash of homemade pickles and preserves, all neatly labelled and stacked ?

Forlorn Fruit, Rocking Dog

Forlorn Fruit

Let's Get Cookin'!, Rocking Dog

Let’s Get Cookin’!

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