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…
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…
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…
If you find peeling tomatoes laborious, try grating them.
In Autumn, tomatoes are cheap and great quality, often more flavorsome than Summer tomatoes. Locally I can buy large bags of them very cheaply. It is a perfect time to freeze tomatoes for use during winter.
Just a gorgeous way of cooking and serving roasted vegetables. A colourful Spanish version of the French ratatouille.
A simple dish with a lot of punch.
Stuffed tomatoes in Autumn and Winter are great! There are many versions. Here is an early one.
Another Great Risotto Dish. Italian food is just wonderful!
This is a beautiful Autumn and Winter dish that can also be made with Spring vegetables.
I once said that this recipe was English, but now I am not so sure. With basil, olives and wine, it sounds far more Southern European in style to me.
For me, Tomatoes are at their very very best in Autumn. Please use them in all there shapes and forms. This is a French variation on baked tomatoes.
As the zucchini and tomatoes come into their best in Autumn, as one gets nostalgic for summer, this is the perfect recipe.
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.
We have a theme going at the moment – baked tomato recipes. Today’s recipe is from Greece, and my friend Lia introduced me to these. Nice one, Lia! 🙂
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!
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.
My dear mother, who is no longer physically with us, made this often. It is a stunner, from her German roots. A family favourite.
There is a huge variety of tomatoes available, so I stick to a couple of rules.
Cucumber is so cooling in those hot months. This is gorgeous.
I am often amazed by the simplicity of Indian home cooked dishes, and how much flavour can be put into a couple of ingredients with a couple of spices. Enjoy!