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Recipe Inspiration from Waitrose


Here at LaterLife we have compiled some recipes in association with Waitrose for you to enjoy at home.

Why not try something different using this Month's Health Food, Gooseberries.

The recipes are divided into three courses, so you can take your pick, and easily prepare your own meal.

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Gooseberry Chutney

  • Vegetarian
  • Preparation time:20 minutes
  • Cooking time:1 hour plus cooling
  • Total time:1 hour, 20 minutes plus cooling  

Makes: 1.75 litres (about 6 medium jars)


  • 1kg gooseberries, topped and tailed
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 300g sultanas or raisins
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 litre malt vinegar
  • 500g demerara sugar
  • 2 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds


  1. Put all the ingredients into a preserving pan or large saucepan. Bring to the boil slowly, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Then simmer, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour or until thick and reduced in volume by about one-third.
  2. While still hot, pour the chutney into warm jars that have been sterilised by being washed in hot, soapy water, rinsed then dried in a low oven. Seal with wax discs and cellophane covers. Label the jars once cold. Keep for up to a year.

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