We are saying goodbye to June and welcoming July! Summer always brings a lot of interesting fruits and vegetables.
People do have different taste, but most Georgians agree that they can not imagine their lives without this sauce! A special thing is that you can use a bottling method that allows the Tkemali to be stored for long periods without refrigeration and you can keep a prepared sauce for the winter.
We spent the whole last Saturday of June walking in the nearest woods and looking for wild plum trees, collecting green (unripe) wild sour plums and bringing them at home for cooking “new” Tkemali before we will make “yellow” and “red” one, which is a family tradition.
What ?? Tkemali ? Tkhemali ? Tkhkhemali ?? Yes! Actually insert a K in the word Tkemali. We are saying “ყ” (That “y” looking letter). While I am trying to explain you how to pronounce “ყ”, let’s explore what unique source is Tkemali !