When I think of fall so many great fruits and vegetables come to mind apples, gourdes, carrots, parsnips, potatoes and of course pumpkins. At first I was going to make pumpkin muffins with cream cheese filling, but the local grocery store had none of the ingredients I required. So plan B, was to make something with apples. I really love how fruit chutneys compliment spicy dishes and I new that apples compliment pork very well. So I spiced up some pork chops for the grill and made some apple raisin chutney served with late summer yellow and green zucchinis. (Spicy pork marinade to follow). I found a few chutney recipes, but in the end I guess I had in mind what I wanted it to taste like and made my own concoction. I day later I tried the chutney with cheese and bread...mmmm... it tasted like apple pie filling.
Not only am I happy about fall being here and being able to cook with local fall foods. But today marks the 1st day of two weeks of holidays. I had plans to be abroad, but due to injury I am now at home. However I am very happy with that. With the new house I will have the time to fix it up as desired, new paint, carpet and of course more time to cook and bake. So hopefully over the next two weeks I will be able to post some nice fall dishes.
3 granny smith apples, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup sweet onion, diced
1 cup raisins (sultans)
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 T grated fresh ginger
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp cloves
1/8 tsp cinnamon
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Place in fridge and chill. Serve with cheese or meats.