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Runner beans, rocket, pizza and Nick’s chutney

September 12, 2012

Because my wrist is still encased in plaster, the beloved is having to do more than his fair share of the household chores, including cooking and washing up. He’s bearing up well under the strain and there hasn’t been an excess of that tough, stringy, dark green cabbage he tends to buy (I believe it was on the menu last night, but I wasn’t in for dinner). It has to be said I do like cabbage, but, as I think I’ve mentioned before, curly kale is cattle food and should have no place on a human dinner plate. My idiosyncrasy maybe.

Tonight the green vegetable was runner beans. We haven’t had nearly enough runner beans this year. Blame it on the weather. There was also potato salad, pizza (with extra mozarella, sliced, home grown, jalapenos and mushrooms) and rocket (I bought the rocket. I love rocket, but not everyone else does) and Nick’s chutney.

Nick and I often swap chutneys.  Nick’s chutney is usually green tomato and, I suspect, if he’s anything like the rest of us, soon he too will have an excess of green tomatoes and will return to form. This current chutney, however, is a rather delicious apple and raspberry. I did think that it might be a waste of raspberries when I read the label, but it’s not; it makes a lovely, fruity chutney. Pity you can’t see it on the photo – you can’t see much on the photo unfortunately. And I don’t have the recipe to share either. Yet.

The beloved, basking in his new found culinary superiority, opined that the chutney tasted very English – which means that it doesn’t have any chillies in it. That’s good – because we have a few chillies growing in the conservatory. Not far short of several in fact. And this year’s chutney swap will no doubt reflect this.

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