It’s that time of year when (for those of us in the countryside) our neighbour pops round with a big bowl of fresh figs ! I’m not a fan of fig jam, but thought I’d try chutney this year. I have just made a batch of this recipe and its delish 🙂
Merci David Lebovitz ! I replaced some of the figs with a diced (also freshly picked) apple and added a hot chili from my garden. The recipe should make 2 jam jars, but my batch made 3, so lucky me !
Peak tomato season is the best time to blitz up some delicious cool gazpacho. This is the type of recipe I think is best made without a recipe 😉
There are so many methods and recipes out there, I prefer to just start with whizzing up deliciously ripe tomatoes and then go from there, tasting as you go. If you go for 3 parts tomatoes to 1 part other veg you should be happy.
Here are some things I usually or sometimes add:
Red or Yellow peppers, cooked or raw
Garlic (not too much)
Good olive oil (a few good glugs or to taste)
Sherry or apple cider vinegar (add slowly to taste)
Basil, parsley or coriander
Water if needed to achieve the desired thickness
Salt and freshly ground pepper . . . THIS is usually where I stop but you could carry on experimenting with the following ingredients:
Bread soaked in water (often used in Andalucia, Spain)
Melon, peach, watermelon or other summer fruit to add a bit of sweetness (very nice !)