Tomato & Red Onion Tart

Another great way to use up all of those seasonal tomatoes.  Here I’ve used my 3 favourite varieties – Floridity, Sugar Gloss and Sungold The slow roasting intensifies the flavours and turns this into a real taste of summer For the cheese I’ve used a mix of Cheddar and Parmesan. Make your own Puff Pastry…

Sweet Tomato & Chilli Chutney

It’s that time of year again – as the summer draws to an all too abrupt end, the garden is overflowing with more fresh produce than you can shake a stick at.  The efforts of a hard years graft realised, but it’s just too much to consume as fresh.  Freezer full, friends and neighbours provided…

Olive & Sundried Tomato Breadsticks

This recipe makes a wet, sticky dough (80% hydration), but don’t be tempted to add more flour.  The great fruity tomato and olive flavours make these great as appetisers, accompaniments for soups and pasta dishes or just by themselves, with a glass of wine.  Perfect for christmas entertainment! Makes about 12 Ingredients 100g Sundried Tomatoes,…

Spicy End of Summer Tomato Chutney

  Of course, sticking with the traditional family recipes is all very well, but every now and then there’s a need to try something new.  Based around a recipe of Nigel Slaters, this recipe adds a bit of a kick from a great ‘Umba’ Chilli – you can use an alternative Scotch Bonnet or Habanero,…

Little Nanna’s Green Tomato Chutney

As far as pickles go, this is where it all started for me.  A really simple recipe handed down through the generations (-well, generations of in-laws, at least). It’s that time of year when the nights are closing in, the weather’s even wetter and colder than it was in the ‘summer’, and what’s left of…

Sun-dried Tomatoes

Every year I grow loads more tomatoes than I need to use fresh, and the surplus are gently cooked with a little olive oil, passed through a sieve and frozen in bags to use throughout the year.  This works really well as a replacement to tinned tomatoes – even through you can get some good…