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Summer Recipes for Marrows, Courgettes & Tomatoes

One of the joys of summer is the garden bursting with fruit and vegetables.

Regrettably, courgettes, marrows and tomatoes tend to get a small carried away and produce far quicker than most people are able to consume!

Here’s two recipes that will help you use up that glut and delight in it for weeks and months to come.

Recipe for Marrow / Courgette / Zucchini Chutney

5lb marrow or courgettes (zucchini)
2lb tomatoes (fresh or tinned)
1lb onions
6-8 cloves of garlic
3lb soft pale brown sugar
6oz sultanas
4 tbsp Salt
1 tbsp peppercorns
1 tbsp ground ginger
1 tbsp allspice
2 pints

If using marrow, remove skin and the cotton-like core

Chop marrow in to cubes (2-3cm) or cut courgettes into slices
Roughly chop the tomatoes
Chop the onions and finely chop or crush the garlic
Place all ingredients into a large pan
Bring slowly to the boil, stirring occasionally
Cook slowly until mixture is tender and thick, but not too dry
Use spoon or ladle to place into hot, clean jars

For a glut of tomatoes, here’s a nice spicy relish to keep.

Recipe for Spicy Tomato Relish

1lb tomatoes
1 green pepper
1lb onions
1lb apples
3 cloves garlic
1/2 pint vinegar
12oz sugar
1 tbsp salt
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp dijon mustard
1/2 tsp mixed spice

Prepare all ingredients.

Cut up the tomatoes
Remove seeds from pepper
Chop pepper, onion and apples
Finely chop or crush the garlic
Place tomatoes, pepper, onion, apple and garlic into a large pan
Add the vinegar
Bring gently to the boil
Simmer until thick and tender (roughly 30-60 minutes)
Add remaining ingredients
Boil for one minute
Ladle into hot, clean jars and seal

Many thanks to Carol for sharing these recipes for homemade chutney and relish all those years ago!

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