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Friday, 31 October 2008


I have been making my first batch of chutney for 2008. This is my new preserving pan that my friend Joy bought me when we moved house. I have made Cranberry & Pear Chutney and Hot Aubergine Chutney.

Hot Aubergine Chutney
2lbs Aubergines, 3tbl salt, 6oz dark brown sugar
12fl oz white wine vinegar, 30z sultanas,
1tbl tomato puree, 5 garlic cloves, 1lb onions,
1tbl cayenne pepper, 3 red chillies
1. Slice aubergines, sprinkle with salt and leave for 3 hrs, rinse and dry
2. Put sugar, vinegar, raisins, tomato puree in pan, mix.
3.Finely chop onions & chillies add to other ingredients.
4. Heat gently, stirring until sugar is dissolved, simmer until thickened.
5. Pour into jars. (about 3lbs)


We have had our first fall of snow, this is the view from the front of our house and our back garden

Wednesday, 29 October 2008


I just had to add these photo's of my grandchildren....I will never stop being amazed at God's great blessings!

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Hackney City Farm

While the family were still staying after the wedding we all went to Hackney City Farm in London. We had a great day out, Jesse, Primrose and Maggie loved the animals, Joseph slept through the farm but woke in plenty of time for the pizza!