LOVELY IDEAS FOR TOMATOES. A GREAT ADDITION TO HOLIDAY MEALS
TOMATOES, JAMS, SALADS, GAZPACHO, FOR WEIGHT BALANCE, A GOOD LAXATIVE AND DIURETIC.
One of the most used and delicious fruit-cum-vegetables is the TOMATO..
There are various kinds and the variety come from all over the world. Tomatoes are better out of the fridge and in direct light. The best tasting tomatoes are those picked when ripe on the vine. Green tomatoes ripen quickly when put into a brown paper bag.
Tomatoes have a high content of water, are low in calories, rich in Vitamins A, B, C, and are ideal for raw and cooked meals.
This is a very tasty soup made by Perla.
Glaze two onions and two cloves of garlic, that you have chopped up, in a little olive oil.
When glazed, add two grated carrots and three sticks of chopped celery.Peel and chop two kilos of Tomatoes and mix into the vegetables. Add vegetable salt, pepper and two teaspoons of brown sugar. Taste this and adjust to your liking.
Add one tablespoon vegetable powder, chopped parsley and basil Cook on a medium flame for twenty minutes. Cool. Liquidize and strain,if you want this to be a smooth tomato soup. I serve this hot in a bowl with a few pieces of celery sticks on the side, or cut up chives. on the soup.
For a cold soup, let the tomato soup cool and add two cups of buttermilk. Serve with cut up parsley and a little grated parmesan cheese on top. This is a great starter with chunky brown bread and herb butter.
TOMATO TART WITH BULGARIAN CHEESE.
Use a pastry base, like the ones for a quiche.
Take eight tomatoes and slice up thinly. Cover with olive oil and salt. Roast for twenty minutes in a medium oven. Spread over the dough on a baking pan for the oven. You must oil the pan lightly.
Grate a cup of Bulgarian cheese and sprinkle over. Cut up twelve or more black olives and cover the cheese. Sprinkle rosemary and thyme over the pie. Herbs must have a delicate flavor, so do not overdo the use of herbs. Bake for 20 minutes, until the dough is done. Serve with a fresh green salad and a jug of yogurt dressing with herbs to pour over.
This pie looks good and is delicious.
CHERRY TOMATOES, MINT, BASIL AND PINE NUT SALAD.
Take two cups of cherry tomatoes. Wash and cut into halves. Place in a large flat glass dish . Cut up basil, mint leaves and a few teaspoons of pine nuts and sprinkle over the tomatoes. Make a dressing of olive oil, a few drops of balsamic vinegar, pesto sauce and a grated red pepper. Pour over the salad and serve
BAKED CHERRY TOMATOES AND CLOVES OF GARLIC..
This is an easy vegetable to serve with any main dish. It looks lovely and not a bit remains…everyone loves this combination.
Use a glass oven dish. Wipe with olive oil and arrange the cherry tomatoes in round circles and then a circle of garlic cloves. No need to peel them. Just prick the tomatoes them with a tooth pick, to save them bursting. Another circle of tomatoes and then cloves of garlic. When full, pour over olive oil, salt, pepper and a chopped red onion, salt and black pepper. Bake in a medium oven for fifteen minutes and serve. The cloves of garlic should look roasted. HAVE A GREAT NEW YEAR LOVE AND LIGHT RONA