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i find it unsettlingly poignant
that amongst the most disadvantaged
the crew/the mob/the socio-economically deprived
one could deliver unto a fellow;

“she’ll be right mate!”

First published in “New Poets 19” by FSP, 2018

Cook - Eat

Sweet Chilli Sauce

Makes about 2 cups
125 g (4oz) fresh red chillies
125 g (4oz) sultanas
4 cloves garlic crushed
2 teaspoons ginger
¾ cup (6 fl oz) white vinegar
¾ cup (6 fl oz) water
1 (12 oz) cups white sugar
2 teaspoons salt
Wash the chillies and snip of the stalks.
If you don’t wish to include the seeds with their extra heat, slit and the seed the chillies and put them into an electric blender or food processor with the sultanas, garlic, ginger and enough vinegar to puree the mixture.
Pour into an enamel or stainless saucepan and add the rest of the ingredients.
Bring to the boil and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has slightly thickened.
Cool, then pour into sterilized bottles and seal

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