This is a pre-scheduled post, as my mum will be visiting, so I haven't got anything fibrey or finished to share yet! But I have got something I made, as a present for mum...
That I make this is a measure of just how much I love my mum, because I hate the stuff! I hate the smell, I hate the taste and I pretty much hate making it too. But mum loves it so much. After I made it the first time she was so enjoying it and has said it is the best she's ever tasted (I know mums are programmed to say such things to their offspring, but others who have tried it have actually said the same). So how could I say no to making more?
But seriously, any recipe that involves boiling onions in vinegar just isn't right *laughs and shudders at the same time*
And that's not even the worst bit. Oh no. This is:
A mixture of mustard powder, water, flour and turmeric (I hate that stuff), into which one must ladle hot vinegar *gags* That's the bit I really hate ;) Plus, this stuff stains like nobody's business. [Side note, the colour is amazing and if it wasn't for the smell, I would totally be dyeing some yarn with turmeric]
Unlike most of the foodie items I post, I actually follow the recipe for this properly (well, 99% anyway!) so I won't post it here for copyright reasons. For anyone who would like to make this stuff, it's Delia Smith's Sweet Picallili from the Complete Cookery Collection.
Anyway, just to demonstrate how much my mum really does love this (and why I happily make it for her), compare the size of a regular jar for my uncle, to the jar for mum:
Seriously, she loves this stuff *laughs* There is also the added bonus that it lasts ages and ages, and the bigger the jar I make, the less often I have to make it ;)