quick spicy tomato sauce

Tomato sauce out of a bottle makes me gag, it’s too sweet, too salty and too red.. All kinds of nasties live in that bottle. I made this tonight to serve alongside my lamb and fetta sausage rolls 🙂 What a winner! Really easy and super delicious. And as an added bonus is completely clean 😉…

panzanella salad

I cannot begin to explain how much I love panzanella. If there’s one thing my good friends know about me, it’s that I do not like raw tomatoes. My one exception to this rule that I will eat them pending they are paired with strong robust flavours – and you know what? Panzanella is exactly…

creamy tomato rigatoni

I was craving pasta today. But something creamy and tomato-ey. This dish is easy and quick to make.. hard to go wrong really. Ingredients – 500g lean pork or beef mince – 1 onion, diced finely – 1 clove of garlic, crushed – 1 can of diced tomatoes – 3 tablespoons of tomato paste –…

double tomato risotto

Who doesn’t love a good risotto ? The key to a good risotto is a watchful (and loving eye) and hot stock. 😉 Ingredients – 1 1/2 L of chicken or vegetable stock – 2 rashers of bacon, finely chopped (optional) – 1 small onion, finely chopped – 1 clove of garlic – 4 fresh…

fresh cucumber, onion and tomato salsa

This salsa recipe goes great with any kind of mexican dish It adds freshness and crunch. Ingredients – 3-4 lengths spring onions, sliced finely – 1  cup of cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters – 1/2 spanish onion, diced finely – 1 ripe avocado, diced finely – 1/3 cup of cucumber, cut into small pieces –…

BLT’s with wasabi lemon mayo

There are some nights in the week where I don’t feel like cooking.. Such as tonight. I was thinking BLT – with a twist.. wasabi mayo ?? Would it be too odd ?? Funnily enough it was a risk I was willing to take and it worked beautifully.. Have a go!!?! Pre-heat oven to 150*C…

spanish onion, tomato & chilli chutney

I am new to the world of jams, chutneys and preserves. As a kid, I used to love ham and pickles sandwhiches. Recently I am in love with spiced fruit chutneys with roast meats. So, due to the recent overload of gorgeous tomatos I have obtained thru my fruit and vegetable order, I was stuck…

bruschetta with marinated goats fetta

This was inspired by my best friends quick and easy and super delish dinner last week. Ingredients: – pieces of sour dough, or bruschetta toasts – half a red onion, chopped finely – 12 large basil leaves, sliced – 8 cherry tomatoes, quartered – 4 pieces of semi-sundried tomatoes, chopped – 2 cloves of garlic,…

Beef & Basil Cream Tartlets with Balsamic Roast Tomatoes.

There are a few things i’m a sucker for first is roast tomatoes i don’t like them fresh but put them in the oven for an hour and they’re heaven. second is miniature tart shells they’re adorable and you can do almost anything with them. The third is thinly sliced steak, it came about when…