Short, Sweet and Tangy

Some of you will have noticed a change around here. It was time for a new look, one that properly reflected the spirit of Go Wild. Quietly.

It was also time – past time – this chick got her scamp back on, with a return to weekly posts.

If you’re unsure what any of that means, check out this post, wherein I explain this blog’s reason for being, including its ancestral link to all things Fraggle 😉 .

With any luck, this blog will start to get a little more creative, now.

It’s like those tomatoes I was telling you about.

Fraggles, living under rocks as they do, aren’t known for their stellar gardening skills.

But when faced with green tomatoes, any self-respecting Fraggle would first consult the great oracle, Madame Trash Heap (otherwise known as Google) before letting them go to waste.


Green Tomato Chutney

They’d add a bit of this or that:

400g green tomatoes
100g ripe tomatoes
1 pear
1 red capsicum
1 Spanish onion
100g brown sugar
100ml apple cider vinegar
50ml malt vinegar
1 clove garlic
1/2 red chilli
1/4 tsp peppercorns
1/2 tsp cummin seeds
1 tsp yellow mustard seeds

Throw it all together in a pot.

And after an hour or two have turned a raw, bitter fruit into a tidbit shared by the whole clan.

Short, sweet and with a hint of tang, just like this post 😉

So, without further ceremony, welcome to my new pad! Feel free to take a look around and enjoy the quiet.

While you’re at it, if there’s any feedback you’d like me to hear, let me know in the comments. Navigation issues? Aesthetic likes or dislikes? Topics you’d like to see more (or less) of? Hit me with it, I’m all ears this week.

Or, if you’re perfectly happy…

What’s cooking in your world today?


  1. lynnkelleyauthor says

    I love your blog’s new look! The colors are great. The chutney sound delicious. Reminds me of my hubby’s salsa. I remember Fraggle Rock. My kids used to watch it when they were little. I wonder if there are any channels that play reruns? That was a cute kids’ show. Madame Trash Heap, the great oracle! LOL!

  2. says

    The new look is beautiful. And the best part is this:

    “It was also time – past time – this chick got her scamp back on, with a return to weekly posts.”

    To which I say, Hooray!!

  3. says

    I love this theme. Really beautiful. I change up my theme often, usually with the seasons. Green tomatoes are also good fried, a food popularized by the movie Fried Green Tomatoes. If you have never eaten the food or seen the movie, I highly recommend both!

  4. says

    Love the new look of your blog Alarna! And this recipe sound amazing! Never attempted to do tomato chutney but it’s something I love. I always thought it was something difficult to do but you make it sound quite easy and yummy!

    • says

      Thanks Rita! I always thought it was difficult, too, but it turned out to be pretty simple. It’s probably the time it takes to simmer, and the idea of the preserving process that’s actually off putting.

  5. says

    What’s cooking, a few DTMs, a little writing across different styles, and clans, a day of shadows and play. The raw and the cooked, looks good either way, Alarna, something is always good in finding different tastes.. Looks good!

  6. karenmcfarland says

    That’s a yummy way to put green tomatoes to use Alarna!

    Tis the season to write and re-boot girl. The site looks amazing. Love the layout and color. They say blue is the best color to use. People feel attracted to the color and it’s very soothing. Nice job! And I look forward to your upcoming posts. I’m in the same position. Just remodeled and am ready to blog once again. It’s been five month. Time to get back in the saddle again. Congrats to you! 🙂

    • says

      Oh, so nice to see you Karen – thank you for your comments on the blog! I wasn’t aware about the colour blue, but I aim to soothe, so that makes me happy 🙂 Great news you have remodelled and are coming back to us! I’m looking forward to checking out your new site. Cheers to Springtime renewal 🙂 xox

  7. liz says

    I love the look! So much so that I was searching around for the theme you are using. 😉 What is it? I may just want to use it as inspiration. And, may I say, dear Alarna, that I am happily looking forward to reading weekly posts!! xo

    • says

      Haha, I’m glad to see my disguise worked! It’s the Sixteen Nine theme – took me a while to settle on this one, but I’m pretty happy with it, and will probably change the theme pics from time to time. Since I can’t go on holidays… 😉 xo

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