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    White Peach & Red Onion Chutney

    Peach & Red Onion Chutney

    I’m not sure if you were aware or not, but last week we celebrated not one but TWO important food days: National Donut Day AND National Cheese Day. And if you are starting to realize anything about me as a person, it’s that I LOVE food. Let me say that again, I LOVE food! I’ve honestly met some people who don’t share a similar passion for food as I do, and I’ve honestly thought to myself, “Can we really be friends?!” True story. As Julia Childs was quoted saying “People who love to eat are always the best people.” Agreed.

    Even with my current diet (or lack thereof…I’ll post more about that soon), there HAS to be a balance of good eats along with the health food. There is absolutely no way I could see myself being successful at a diet that did not allow me to eat delicious foods (which is why I loved the 8 Week Challenge so much because their food was fantastic!)

    Julia Childs Quote

    Back to the national food days. When I hear that the world is celebrating a specific food, the only logical thing for me to do is JOIN IN! Am I right?! So for Donut Day, I took the kiddies after school to our local Tim Horton’s and grabbed half a dozen amazing donuts! Here’s the picture I posted to my Instagram of that. 

    National Donut Day

    So on National Cheese Day, I saw a post on Instagram by the fabulous Australian-turned-Canadian chef Mike Ward. It was an amazing peach and red onion chutney. Appetizers are probably one of my favorite foods. Even more so cheese is a go-to favorite of mine. Typically I have bought pre-made Red Pepper Jelly that go with brie cheese or Boursin cheese spread. We are HUGE fans of  this combination. But I had never tried making my own before. So when this recipe popped up, I knew I HAD to try this, you know, in honor of National Cheese Day!

    Peach & Red Onion Chutney

    It is so simple to make and truthfully, hubby and I could have eaten the entire thing in one sitting. THAT GOOD. And when you find something THAT good, there is no need to tweak it. This is all Mike Ward’s creation and I am simply sharing with you all to enjoy it too! 

    One note, our local grocery store only had white peaches in stock so I made mine with those. It was a wee-bit tart, so I added a little more brown sugar to the mix. You could easily try this with mangoes, nectarines, plums, pears and apples. If you do, let me know how it turns out! What I know for sure is that I will no longer be buying pre-made chutney’s and jellies…I will be making my own! Thanks Chef Mike for the inspiration!

    Peach & Red Onion Chutney

    White Peach & Red Onion Chutney
    Impress your guests with the most exquisite chutney topped on a bed of various cheeses!
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    Prep Time
    5 min
    Cook Time
    20 min
    Total Time
    25 min
    Prep Time
    5 min
    Cook Time
    20 min
    Total Time
    25 min
    1. 3 peaches (cut into rough a dice)
    2. 1 red onion (cut into rough a dice)
    3. ¾ cup of brown sugar
    4. ¾ cup of apple cider vinegar
    5. ½ tsp of crushed chili flakes
    6. 1 tsp olive oil
    7. Good pinch of salt
    1. In a medium pan, heat up a tsp of olive oil.
    2. Add in onions and peaches and begin to heat. You want to sweat off the onions & peaches. You do not want to brown them but rather soften them.
    3. After a few mins add in vinegar, sugar & salt and reduce to a low/medium heat
    4. Begin to roughly smash the peach pieces with the back of your wooden spoon as you stir slowly. Continue to cook for about 10-15 minutes more
    5. Remove from heat and store in an airtight container and let cool overnight before serving
    1. Try this chutney with other types of fruits like mangoes, plums, nectarines and apples!
    Adapted from Mike Ward
    Adapted from Mike Ward
    Amidst the Chaos https://amidstthechaos.ca/
     Now excuse me while I go finish off this chutney and brie cheese that are sitting in my refrigerator! Make sure to come back and let us know how you liked it by leaving a review right where the recipe is posted!

    Love & Blessings,



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  • Reply Trisha @ The Ham & Cheese Of It June 8, 2015 at 8:50 am

    Holly deliciousness Batman! This looks amazing!

    • Reply Christine June 9, 2015 at 8:57 am

      It really is! You gotta try it! xox

  • Reply Holly Housewife June 8, 2015 at 8:53 am

    These look so so good!! What a great party dish, pleasing to the eyes and belly!
    Oh the donuts.
    They were killing me!
    I made a timmys run too, I bought 3 donuts.
    Me, hubby and 10 month old baby….
    Well hubby and I may have split the baby’s donut… Don’t tell him! Hahah

    • Reply Christine June 9, 2015 at 8:57 am

      Lol! I know how it goes! Thanks for stopping by Holly! xox

  • Reply Aubrey June 8, 2015 at 8:54 am

    My friend and I were so sad we missed national donut day so we made up for it on Saturday:) I never heard about the cheese day.

    • Reply Christine June 9, 2015 at 8:58 am

      I bet there is a day for everything out there! Fun to play along! xox

  • Reply Ali @ Home & Plate June 8, 2015 at 9:37 am

    This looks delicious right out of the jar. I bet it is delicious on grilled fish too. This one is going in the recipe book.

    • Reply Christine June 9, 2015 at 9:03 am

      Good idea about using it with fish! Thanks for stopping by! xox

  • Reply Jasmine June 8, 2015 at 10:21 am

    That looks so good.!!!!!

  • Reply Antonio Vereen June 8, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Yum! Copied this to my Pocket account. Thanks!

  • Reply Miranda @ Miranda Writes Blog June 8, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Oh! I love a good cheese plate/appetizer/snack. This would be perfect for a party!

    • Reply Christine June 9, 2015 at 9:05 am

      RIGHT?! I’m so with you girl! Let me know how it turns out! xox

  • Reply Angie June 8, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    That looks so delicious! I love that!

    • Reply Christine June 9, 2015 at 9:03 am

      It really is! Let me know how it turns out for you! xox

  • Reply Brittany Bergman June 8, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    I am DROOLING over those donuts! Yum! This recipe sounds delicious. I love how fancy it looks for a relatively simple ingredient list. And I just love foods that have a great combination of sweet and acidic — this seems to be the perfect combination!

    • Reply Christine June 9, 2015 at 9:05 am

      Absolutely! Perfect combination! Let me know how it turns out for you Brittany! xox

  • Reply Heather Serra June 8, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    This looks to good!!! What a great presentation. I love your photos!

    • Reply Christine June 9, 2015 at 8:58 am

      Thank you Heather! And it is SO good! You gotta try it! xox

  • Reply Ashleigh June 8, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    This is a recipe I think my hubs would go crazy for…so thank you for sharing, lol!! Pinned!

    • Reply Christine June 9, 2015 at 8:58 am

      Thanks for pinning Ashleigh! Let me know how it turns out for you guys! xox

  • Reply Chelsea June 8, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Looks great. I just love your food photography!!

  • Reply Tine June 8, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    Great idea! I’m definitely going to try this recipe!

    • Reply Christine June 9, 2015 at 8:58 am

      Awesome! Let me know how it turns out! xox

  • Reply Megan Roantree June 8, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    Well this looks amazing!

    How long does it last? I mean before it goes bad, not before you eat it all haha. I like to make big batches all at once.

    • Reply Christine June 9, 2015 at 9:00 am

      I’m not totally sure Megan. I would just freeze it until you are ready to use it and then probably a week or two in the fridge. Enjoy! xox

  • Reply Tanya (@bizzymommies) June 9, 2015 at 12:47 am

    I’m drooling over here. That looks so yummy! Your photos are fantastic too! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Reply Christine June 9, 2015 at 9:02 am

      Thank you Tanya! You must try it…it’s THAT good! xox

  • Reply Chelsie June 9, 2015 at 2:14 am

    I’m not going to lie, when I read the title of this post, I wasn’t sure it sounded too appetizing, but when I saw the pictures, I knew I was wrong! This looks so delicious!

    • Reply Christine June 9, 2015 at 9:02 am

      Well, it is amazing and you will thank me for sharing once you’ve tried it! Ha! Let me know how it turns out! xox

  • Reply Jaclyn June 9, 2015 at 8:40 am

    That looks amazing! I bet my husband would love to whip this up!

    • Reply Christine June 9, 2015 at 9:02 am

      SO GOOD Jaclyn! Must try it! xox

  • Reply Tedi June 9, 2015 at 10:02 am

    This chutney sounds divine!! I can see this going so well on top of Treeline dairy-free tree nut cheeses as well. Can’t wait to try!!

    • Reply Christine June 10, 2015 at 10:24 pm

      Sounds delicious! Let me know how it turns out! xox

  • Reply claire June 9, 2015 at 10:17 am

    oooo I’ve never made chutney, this looks delish!

    • Reply Christine June 10, 2015 at 10:31 pm

      It really is Claire! Let me know how it turns out for you! xox

  • Reply Maggie June 9, 2015 at 10:34 am

    This would be great on pork chops!

    • Reply Christine June 10, 2015 at 10:31 pm

      Great idea Maggie! I will have to try it! xox

  • Reply Annie @ Annie's Noms June 9, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Now, this looks FAB! I missed National Cheese Day, now I feel like I have to go make up for it. And make this chutney too as it sounds utterly divine!

    • Reply Christine June 10, 2015 at 10:37 pm

      It really is Annie! Let me know how you like it! xox

  • Reply Kathryn June 9, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    I’m totally going to make this for my husband. He is a chutney nut!

    • Reply Christine June 10, 2015 at 10:38 pm

      Let me know how he likes it Kathryn! xox

  • Reply Mindy June 9, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    Oh my word Christine! You know my love language. . . this looks devine! Can’t wait to try this with a glass on wine soon!

    • Reply Christine June 10, 2015 at 10:38 pm

      It’s FAB with a glass of white too Mindy (it was morning when I posted this so I wasn’t sure if I should include the wine or not! LOL) Foodies unite girl! xox

  • Reply Jessica June 10, 2015 at 12:07 am

    I heard about National Donut Day but I didn’t know it was National Cheese Day too! I’m definitely more of a cheese person and I love a good chutney!
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  • Reply jessica June 10, 2015 at 12:34 am

    I will have to pin this for a Fancy occasion!

    • Reply Christine June 10, 2015 at 10:32 pm

      Girl, I had this as a snack today in my yoga pants! HA!!! xox

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