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    Right!!!! I'm going to put the cat among the pigeons here...........

    I ain't impressed!

    Shan't be making any more as its a bit insipid to my taste!

    Horses for courses spose...............different people have different likes and dislikes!!!!!

    Shame, I was looking forward to a good use of my courgettes.

    The search goes on for another good courgette preserving recipe!
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    might be because you guestimated?
    Is is like a strong pickly picallili?

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    Yes, but insipid it ain't!

    Did you use cider vinegar?


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    Did you use the right amounts of turmeric and mustard seeds - well crushed, Snadge? You could always add some more mustard powder, or chillies - that should pack a punch or two! And how big were the courgettes? I only use the slim ones - and have been experimenting with how thinly I slice them. The latest batch has been passed to my neighbour as her family have formed a strong liking for it!
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    Unlike piccalili this stuff leaves the vinegar plus other stuff behind when lifted out of jar with fork. It is quite tasteless to my pallette. Courgette is crunchy but lacks any real taste.

    Yes I did use two 350 ml bottles of cider vinegar to get the 500ml required and still have 200ml left!

    The only thing I guestimated was the sugar and the weight of courgettes (I'm a very good guesser!)
    The liquid was just enough to cover the courgettes so I couldn't have been far wrong!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanied View Post
    Did you use the right amounts of turmeric and mustard seeds - well crushed, Snadge? You could always add some more mustard powder, or chillies - that should pack a punch or two! And how big were the courgettes? I only use the slim ones - and have been experimenting with how thinly I slice them. The latest batch has been passed to my neighbour as her family have formed a strong liking for it!
    As long as a tsp is a teaspoon and a tbsp is a tablespoon I measured the right ammounts. The courgettes were just normal cougettes 6 inches long and green!

    I added colmans english powdered mustard, tumeric and mustard seeds (uncrushed)

    And its still minging!
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    If you didn't like then that's fine...I'll let you off...however,getting the sugar right is a must.I made a batch and forgot to add any and it really was disgusting.
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    I've been using a mix of yellow and green courgettes with red onion and it looks very pretty. One question ..why if the jars are sterilised must it be kept in the fridge? I don't store pickled onions or pickled beetroot in the fridge.
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