Tag: tomatoes

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Spaghetti con almejas – spaghetti with Spanish clams

Little clams are in abundant supply in the Murcia region of Spain. Order them at a local restaurant and the owner will tell you proudly that “they came from over there” pointing in the direction of the sea. And you can tell. Beautifully sweet and juicy, clams don’t get fresher or better than this. They […]

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The wonder that is pan con tomate

I love Spanish food, as I’m sure I’ve mentioned before. And as I’m having a break in Spain, decided I’d come up with a few Spanish-inspired recipes for you. Here’s the first…a deliciously tasty combo that works any time of the day. Well, directly translated it means bread with tomatoes. This ubiquitous Spanish dish comes […]

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British Tomato Week: Roasted tomato, garlic and basil soup

This soup is incredibly easy to make and it’s versatile as it tastes just as good cold as it does hot. It’s a great basis for building on. Try experimenting with different herbs if you want a change from basil, or add a bit of chilli for a spicier option. Roasting the tomatoes and the […]

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British Tomato Week with a taste of South Africa: Chakalaka sauce

Continuing my celebration of British Tomato Week, here’s my version of traditional South African spicy vegetable relish that it is believed originated in the townships of Johannesburg. The beauty of it is that there are so many versions you can experiment until you’ve invented one of your own. I’d  recommend keeping the baked beans in, they […]

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A week to celebrate (and eat) tomatoes

Today is the start of British Tomato Week. I love British tomatoes. Imagine my delight when the Tomato People (The British Tomato Growers’ Association) sent me two boxes (yes, two large boxes) of amazing tomatoes in different shapes, sizes and colours, all freshly picked from a BTGA member’s tomato nursery. So, inspired and excited, I’ve […]

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My exciting new discovery: a tomato knife

I love tomatoes. Seriously, there aren’t many days in the year when I don’t tuck into their deliciousness in one form or another. They come in so many shapes and sizes, are fabulous raw and great for cooking with, too – what’s not to like? My only slight problem in the past has always been […]