green tomato chutney
The last of the tomatoes are on the vine. Time to rescue them before they fall victim to frosty nights. I have friends who swear that late season green tomatoes will eventually turn crimson if you patiently watch over them on your windowsill. This offers fleeting pleasure and tests patience. Why not enjoy green tomatoes throughout the cold weather months in the form of a spicy chutney? Green tomato chutney can be both down home and elegant, enlivening hot and cold appetizers, salad dressings and grilled meats and seafood. It makes a terrific sandwich spread, elevating simple cold cuts and cheeses to the sublime. When unexpected company arrives, you can impress with a snack of green tomato chutney, creamy cheese and a base of flatbread, crackers or slices of toasted baguette.