Monday, 17 August 2009

Jam Jars At The Ready

It all started yesterday when I was given a huge bunch of beetroot. I just had to set to to-day and make some Beetroot Chutney. The first thing to do was to sort out all those jam jars and get them ready for Chutney Making. I have been given alot of jars over the year so I am prepared for anything. I made the Chutney as before - see my recipe from 8th August. The little metal contraption is my jam jar filler - just pop it over the jar and it fills is easily with no mess around the top - works every time.
I used 2 cooking apples in my Chutney recipe recipe and remembered that I had read somewhere about a really easy apple lemonade, using the skins from the cooking apples, so just had to share it with you.

Apple Lemonade

peel from 2 large cooking apples
1 lemon - sliced
cold water
sugar to taste
1. Place the apple peel and lemon slices into a saucepan.
2. Cover with cold water and bring to the boil.
3. Cover with a lid and boil for 10 minutes.
4. Add 1 tablespoon - or sugar to taste.
5. Leave with the lid on to go cold
6. Strain the liquid through a sieve into a jug.
7. Add more lemon slices and leave in the fridge until required.

Tastes absolutely wonderful, especially after making Beetroot Chutney.


gardenmama said...

Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe! We have been in love with making home made lemonade this summer, we will have to try this one too : )
I like your metal contraption for filling jam! That must save on a considerable amount of waste and mess!

Heather said...

Apple lemonade! That sounds too delicious. With the change is seasons quickly approaching, anything with apples is a must. Thanks for sharing :)