FoodSauces and Condiments

Tomatoes Are The Love Apples Of Every Cook's Life

Tomatoes are also affectionately known as love apples and what an apt name for an ingredient so popular and so versatile. They can be used in salads, in sauces, as a garnish, fried, grilled, pickled, dried, made to a paste or passata, canned, and used as a colouring for pasta. Even eaten plucked straight from the vine in the garden, they are most delicious. These days you can find so many…
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Pickled Onions

Mouth-puckering Lemon Curd

FoodHints and Tips

Roma Tomatoes Are Ripe For Preserving

There seems to be a glut of plump little roma tomatoes at the moment. These beauteous oblong red globes are sweet as plums and it’s tempting to just stuff a couple into your mouth when you walk past the fridge. But besides slathering a salad with these scarlet gems, you might not realise how perfect they are for preserving too. Put in some time one weekend and you’ll be rewarded with…
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Pickled Onions

Mouth-puckering Lemon Curd

FoodStarters

Gazpacho Shots To Get Any Dinner Started

Gazpacho is a refreshing cold vegetable soup that originated in the Andalusian area of Spain. It’s usually served in summer, when meals are best enjoyed cool and fresh. It’s a really versatile base too, making it easy to spice up with a bit of chilli or transformed into a cheeky Bloody Mary by adding a splash of vodka. This easy starter adds a bit of pizzazz to the table, with lots of…
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Tangy Passionfruit Iced Tea

Salmon Gravlax Appetizer