Fig, Apple & Pear Chutney

This is hands-down my favourite Christmas chutney. If you’re going to make one chutney this year, make this one! My WONDEFULLY WARM-HEARTED FRIENDS at Under the Christmas Tree kindly published this recipe on their holly-jolly website. If you love Christmas, then Under the Christmas Tree is the place for you! It’s a wonderland of good-tidings, comfort…

Spiced Plum Chutney

It is the beginning of August. The temperature, a mean 36 degrees C. Most people in Zurich have battened down the hatches, their window-shutters clamped down in a vain attempt to preserve the cool air from the morning and fend away the beating afternoon sun. The rest have found solace in the lake, bobbing around…

Rhubarb & Cranberry Chutney

Honestly, I used to be a little afraid of cooking with rhubarb. In my brain, I had filed it away along with gooseberries. All because of one bad childhood experience: a crumble that was short of sugar, which sent acidic tartness shooting through my back-teeth and up to my eyeballs. I decided there and then…

Fig, Apple & Ginger Chutney

The thing I love about Swiss supermarkets, is that they’re seasonal. Yes, it can be frustrating if you get a sudden craving in November for grilled asparagus. Frankly, unless you’re willing to scour the city or fork out at Fortnum & Mason’s, then you’re going to be out of luck. But, when the asparagus season…

Piccalilli

Piccalilli. In my book, a British staple. What else would you want on the side of a pork pie, or dolloped next to a hunk of cheddar, a slice of bread and an apple, but delightfully tangy Piccalilli. Impossible to get here in Switzerland and has earned me quite a few raised eyebrows when I…