This on-trend recipe from Consol Glass and Nutritionist Desi Horsman highlights both the health benefits and the delicious flavour profile of fermented foods.


  • 6 plums, chopped
  • 4 peaches
  • 3 pears
  • 3 apples
  • 1/2 cups raisins or cranberries or goji berries;
  • 2 cups walnuts, chopped;
  • 2 tbsp sea salt;
  • 2 lemons juiced;
  • 2 onions, finely chopped;
  • 4 tbsp grated fresh ginger;
  • 1 tbsp cloves (optional)
  • 3 chillis if you like a bite to your chutney.


  1. Combine the chopped fruits with the raisins, walnuts, sea salt, lemon juice, onions, and ginger.
  2. Place your mixture in slowly and keep remembering to push it down and pound it to ensure all water released and mixture all the way to the top.
  3. Cover with a cabbage leaf and allow fermenting. Keep checking every couple of days and when you are happy with the taste refrigerate.