Summertime is all about fresh fruits and vegetables – taking advantage of the local fare and creating wonderful sweet and savory treats to be enjoyed now and in the future. It’s a great time to make one of my favorites…fresh strawberry jam tickled with candied orange peel. Jams and preserves make wonderful gifts for the holidays too — family, friends and special clients enjoy receiving something made with a personal touch…not to mention delicious. They also make a perfect Hostess Gift or addition to a signature basket of goodies.
Homemade chutney is another favorite, which brings back fond memories of my grandmother. In the spirit of celebrating some of those great memories, my Apple-Pear Onion Chutney is in order! Using the freshest of ingredients and a little assist from mustard seed and dried cherries, we have the perfect complement to a grilled chicken or pork dish. Maybe not as healthy as it could be, but try this sweet chutney on a Chicken Fried Pork Chop – yum! The Savory Sister of my Apple-Pear Onion Chutney is a colorful Heirloom Tomato Chutney with sweet Walla Walla onions, fresh dill and zing of lemon zest that is the perfect dressing to grilled white fish.
Be inspired by food….