Tag: tomatoes

Travel, Travel in Europe, Uncategorized

Icelandic food adventures to savour

So today I’m transporting you back to fabulous Iceland to enjoy some of the special treats this unique country has to offer. After an amazing morning exploring wide open spaces, waterfalls and geysers we were ready for some nourishment, and warmth too, that wind blowing down off the glacier is biting. And Fridheimar turned out […]

Recipes, Recipes using tomatoes, Uncategorized, Vegetarian recipes

Recipe: Spicy tomato soup

We’re coming to the end of British Tomato Week, so I thought I’d finish off with a classic that I’ve  spiced up – fresh tomato soup with a bit of a bite. I used plum tomatoes on the vine, the aromas while I was preparing them was amazing! You could add chilli, too, but be careful […]

Recipes, Recipes using tomatoes, Uncategorized, Vegetarian recipes

Recipe: Tomato, watermelon and peach salsa

Could summer be here at last? The sun is out and I am happy, gotta love that blue sky. So here’s something light and refreshing to try, a zesty mix of fruit and tomato with a hint of mint. This sweet and tangy salsa is great served alongside spicy dishes like curries, with grilled pork or chicken or […]

Recipes, Recipes using tomatoes, Vegetarian recipes

Recipes: The best roast cherry tomatoes

Roasting sweet cherry tomatoes intensifies their sweetness and flavour and you can keep them in the fridge for up to a week. Spread on sandwiches, toss in salads, add to stews or even snack on straight from the fridge. Yum! I cook them on a low temperature for about an hour, you can also do it overnight, […]

Recipes, Recipes using tomatoes

Recipe: Tomato, gruyere and thyme tarts

Today I’m continuing my celebration of British Tomato Week. These tasty little tarts were inspired by one of my all-time favourite restaurants, Constantia Uitsig in Cape Town, South Africa. Very sadly, it closed a couple of years ago. We were there on its very last night open and I came away clutching their menu. I […]

Meat recipes, Recipes, Uncategorized

Recipe: Tuscan-style veal stew

One of my first veal experiences was on the seafront in Cannes in the South of France. I ordered Veal Milanese, lightly breaded veal escalopes served with spaghetti in tomato sauce, on the recommendation of my husband. I have to say I was a bit dubious but fell in love with the dish within my […]