On Saturday the 1st of April all the groups in our small town will be banding together up at the showground to celebrate 100 years since the railway came to Binnaway.
Our Habaneros have been extremely productive this year so many of what I have been making is chilli based.
The first thing I made was "Habanero Gold" Chilli Jelly, a wonderful sweet hot jelly that is delicious to have with camembert cheese and crackers , as a baste or blended with cream cheese or sour cream as a dip and has proved popular with many of our visitors and friends, so I hope that it may sell well.
As we were due to butcher and process some turkeys, I decided I needed to use up the last batch of roosters that we had butchered ,processed and popped in the freezer and had not found the time to do anything with them.
I had thought about canning some curried chicken and had also wanted to try some new jars that I had purchased from out jar supplier in Newcastle.
So I made up the chicken curry,Just a recipe I made up myself, but here it is.
These can be heated and eaten as is, or after opening they can be thicken slightly to taste.
These will be great to have in the pantry for quick lazy meals on toast or with some plain boiled rice.
The next sauce I decided on was Tomato Habanero , using up the last of my home canned batch of tomatoes from last year( I find this a great way to keep all my jar stock well rotated and to have a great base for all the sauces.) I used a new style of lid this time with a little pop button in the centre to let me know a good seal has been achieved after water bathing.
I followed the tomato sauce up with another double batch of the Apricot Habanero chilli sauce.
I hope it all sells well, and if not then I will just have a really well stocked pantry .
It has been an exhausting few weeks. but a very rewarding few weeks, and I have loved it all. I am happy when I am producing something in the kitchen( I just wish that it all cleaned up afterwards by itself.)
I am endeavoring to keep this blog updated a little more often, but life and time often gets in the way and prevents that from happening,
So until we meet again,