Piccalilli (or Mustard Pickle)

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A great way to use up summer vegetables!


1.5kg/3lb mixed vegetables-cucumbers, beans, green tomatoes, onions, cauliflower, squash

8oz/225g salt                                    25g/1oz  plain A.P. flour

2lt/4 pints water                               15ml/3tsp dry mustard

125g/5oz sugar                                 10ml/2tsp turmeric

5ml/1tsp ginger                                750ml/1 ½ pints white vinegar

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1.  Prepare and chop the vegetables and place them in a large bowl with brine (salt dissolved in water). Leave for 24 hours. Then rinse and drain.

2.  Blend the flour, turmeric and mustard with enough vinegar to make a thin paste.

3.  Simmer the vegetables for 20 minutes with the remaining vinegar, sugar and ginger.

4.  Remove the vegetable with a draining spoon and put into hot sterilized jars. Add the blended flour mix to the hot vegetable water and bring to the boil. Boil for 1 minute and pour over the vegetables. Cover the jars with lids. Allow to cool, store in a cool place.

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Author: Tamzin

Food activist and childhood nutrition advocate Tamzin Cochrane helps the busiest of people to cook up something healthy and delicious, even after a long day. She also helps companies and schools educate around—and create a culture and environment that truly supports healthy eating. Decades in the foodservice and hospitality industry have given Tamzin a well-rounded perspective on mealtime. She is passionate about bringing back the lost art of families and friends cooking together, and she loves seeing people enjoy the amazing tastes and textures of their communal effort. Inspiring children to cook and expand there horizons on food is very important. She shares this message through virtual coaching and video courses, by speaking at corporations, schools, and events, and through her recently-released video courses. Tamzin is found most often at The Pinny and Trowel Cooking School, which she opened in early 2020, it is located in Austin TX. Tamzin was born in England, grew up in Scotland, and now lives in Austin, Texas with her husband (who incidentally, is Scottish but grew up in England) and their children.

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