Indian Essentials: Tomatoes in Indian Cooking

One of the best kept secrets of Indian food is the way in which tomatoes are used. Outside of India, when using tomatoes we look for the juciest and sweetest around, often adding a pinch of sugar to dishes late in the season if the tomatoes are not as sweet as we desire them to…

Recipe: How to Char Tomatoes for Salads

Charring tomatoes gives a flavour boost and adds a slight smokiness to the tomatoes without having them collapse. They can be made on the stovetop or in the oven. Simple to do, charred tomatoes are a great addition to salads, hot roasted vegetable salads, soups and on their own as a side dish. Why don’t…

Ingredients: How to Make Pomarola | Italian Tomato Sauce

Pomarola is one of the corner stones of Italian cooking is tomato sauce. This is a simple recipe that can be used as it is or can be added to when needed. It is important to use fresh and ripe tomatoes. Make a lot and freeze it for Winter. This recipe was given to me…

Recipe: Peter’s Wet Polenta and Tomato Layers

Once I had a lovely older Italian man as a hairdresser. He was amazing. As we molded my hair into some shape, we discussed cooking, fashion and food. Sometimes with a glass of champagne. He gave me this great polenta recipe.

Recipe: Oven Dried Tomatoes

I have several variations for oven dried tomatoes. Here is first recipe that I ever used for making beautiful succulent intensely flavoured dried tomatoes. Enjoy!

Recipe: Pasta with Tomato and Basil

February in 2003 must have have been a Pasta Fest in The Kitchen. Here is another quick and easy summer eating recipe for hot summer nights.