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March 29, 2013


Sharon Kimball

I had so many tomatoes from the garden that I decided I must make a relish or a pickle. My recipe turned out to be a version of both and it went like this.
4 kg ripe tomatoes, skins removed. You do this by boiling the tomatoes until the skins crack (you can actually see it) then pour them into another bowl with iced water. Skins come away without any effort at all. Finely chop tomatoes with 2 kg onions and 1 whole chopped cauliflour without the stalk. Cover with vinegar approx 750 ml, 1 to 2 cup(s) of brown sugar,1/4 cup salt and bring to boil then allow to simmer. Add 3 tsp each of curry powder, mustard powder and tumeric. Thicken your relish with 3 tbls cornflour mixed into a paste with some cold water. Taste at this stage and season adjust vinegar/sugar as you like. Pour your relish into jars that you have just removed clean from the dishwasher. I cant say its an old family recipe because it is the first time I made it but there is only one jar left in the fridge and we have really enjoyed it on everything from ham, sausages, steak and scrambled eggs. A very versatile relish.

Linda Collins

l have a tomato and capsicum chutney that is simply wondeful. Its from a recipe book, that l have made a few changes to. Its a well loved recipe by my family and friends who love to receive a jar and often ask for the recipe. If that qualifies, let me know by return email and l will send it and the other requirements to you.

Robyn of The Rat

My father's recipe is to die for. Will dig it out for you. It requires green tomatoes, so they need to be home grown. We would always find that by now, the tomatoes wouldn't ripen and he would harvest them to make his own and it is fabulous!

Sue Atkinson

Tomato Relish Recipe.

By :- Gwinneth Ivy Baylis.

3kg. Ripe Red Tomatoes - 2 Tablespoons Curry Powder
1kg Brown Onions. - 2 Dassertspoons Mustard Powder
1/2 Cup Salt. - 3 Tablespoons Corn Flour
3 1/4 kgs. Sugar

Skin tomatoes by pouring boiling water over them, then cold water. Dice tomatoes. Dice onions finely. Add salt, cover with water and stand it overnight.

Next morning, pour off brine through a sieve, put into a large pot and almost cover the tomatoes and onions with white vinegar.
Bring it to the boil, then add sugar, stir well. When mixed in, mix the curry powder, mustard powder and corn flour into a pasts in a small bowl or cup with a little cold vinegar. Stir into mixture till it thickens. Simmer everything together for 1 hour. When finished simmering, turn off heat. add :-
1 teaspoon Mace
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground ginger
Stir well and put mixture into sterile bottles and seal.

Here is the recipe from our Mum.
My sister makes this Tomato Relish every year, it is by far the most delicious relish ever. No extra strong flavours just beautifully blended flavours.
My sister and I are both quilters and I think this is the first time she has shared Mums recipe.

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