With Christmas preparations in full swing around here, I managed to squeeze in some time to make my own mango chutney.
I have always wanted to do my own preserving and I finally took the leap and made something.
It was a lot of fun.
I had all the ingredients in the pot, ready to go when I realised that I did not have enough cider vinegar.
Wow, that used up the 400ml I had at home - the one I have had for about two years, since when I use it, I add a drop to my salad dressing.
I had to get Annie and Xavier into the car, Annie dressed up in her silks as a fairy princess, Xavier dressed up in his birthday suit since he has taken it upon himself to learn to use the toilet.
I whipped some clothes on the little man and popped out to the shops, where the check out lady said, "Oh, did you forget something?"
I had been there an hour before getting the apricots for the chutney!
(Note to self: read QUANTITIES next time)
Anyway, we got back home and I made my chutney.
It was really easy.
Now, I need to wait three weeks before I can open it!
I do have one question though.
I didn't manage to fill one of the jars to the top.
Is this ok or is it necessary for there to be no air in the jar?
I am sure that one of my wonderful readers will have an answer for me.
Blessings to you.