A green glut: Green Tomato Chutney

by Ailbhe on October 8, 2014

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Growing your own tomatoes invariably means you end up with some green tomatoes at the end of the season. This year we had a glut of green and so I decided it was time to get out the preserving jars and make some chutney. This is an easy, forgiving recipe.

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