Homemade Tomato Ketchup

Homemade Tomato Ketchup Ingredients: 3 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 3 medium onion, sliced into half moons 4 garlic cloves, chopped (about 1 tablespoon) 2 celery sticks, chopped 1 sweet red pepper, chopped 4 cm piece of ginger, peeled and chopped ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes ½ teaspoon ground allspice 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon mustard powder 1 teaspoon coriander seeds 6 tablespoons tomato paste 2 kg whole tomatoes; in juice, peeled, chopped 1 cup brown sugar, depending…

Spicy Apple & Tomato Chutney

Spicy Apple and Tomato Chutney

Playing Favourites Every recipe I share with you, be it in my book or here, in my blog, I have carefully chosen out of many, I have prepared it over and over, perfecting and refining it, so as to share with everyone around me its purest essence, every time. This, however, is a treasure I am…

Fig Chutney

Fig Chutney

Summer Captured I remember planting our first fig tree in our summerhouse in Paros. It was small and fragile, and I waited patiently for years until it finally found its ground, settling in and branching out, giving life to glorious royal figs. Years came by and, each time summer comes around, new  branches surprisingly spring…

Tomato and Apple Chutney

Tomato and apple chutney

YOU Say Tomato, I Say Chutney When I was little, I wished I would eventually discover a way to finally safe lock anything that was dear to me. How do you freeze a moment of pure joy, how do you keep a memory from not turning into a saturated recollection? My books were filled with dry…