I will indeed be coming to St. Louis in the Spring of 2004 for the Lewis and Clark celebration. In fact I will be going to all of their Signature Events over the next three years starting with Louisville KY this October. You can see allof the terrific events planned at www.lewisandclark200.org
. This will be a great opportunity for me to be able to see this great Country and the incredible journey of L&C!
I agree with you that kumquats a too fiddley to bother with and I am not sure about using rosehips. I have heard of it but a quick look through my books sidn't turn one up.
Following is the best mango chutney, I promise!
3 1/2 cups sliced mangoes, peeled, pitted and sliced
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup minced fresh ginger
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons dried hot chilies
1 1/2 teaspoons whole cloves, tied in cheesecloth
1/2 cup raisins
Combine mangoes and sugars and refrigerate overnight. In a large non-reactive pot, combine all of the ingredients and simmer until the mangoes are very tender and mixture has thickened, about 30 minutes. Remove cloves and discard. Ladle hot chutney into sterilized pint jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Wipe rims and adjust lids. Process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes. Yield: about 3 pints