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Monday, 12 September 2011

Culinarily Challenged ...

 
Eat yer heart out Tesco (other supermarkets are available) ... we're drowning in tomatoes and I think we could keep your shelves piled high for a few weeks to come.
It's a shame however that my catering skills match only those of a 3 day old kitten. I can do tomatoes in salad ... and ...  that's about the end of it. I'm also running out of people to 'donate' them to.
Please don't go to the trouble of sending me SIMPLE recipe ideas ... trust me ... I really am rubbish at cooking. The smoke-alarm going off in our house is the signal that dinner is ready. So if you're passing, bring your empty punnet & feel free to stock up.
Ooh...by the way, I took the advice of a couple of commenters who suggested I thin my beetroots and wait a bit longer and result. The little beauties are beginning to plump up. Hoorah!!!

7 comments:

nittygrittydirtman said...

They look delicious. If I lived near you, I would help myself to some tomatoes and share a recipe. But since I'm here, I'll still share. Slice the tomatoes and place on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with olive oil, some garlic powder, basil, parsley, oregano, and a small pinch of sugar. Bake in a preheated oven (350 degree) until they look wrinkled and bubbling. You could also place a slice of mozzarella cheese on top. Serve with crusty Italian bread. Enjoy.

catmint said...

Hi Jane, you may be rubbish at cooking but you're a fantastic gardener. I would love to drop by with an empty punnet but the UK is just a bit far away! cheers, catmint

alison@thisbloominglife said...

Slice, dribble with olive oil, scatter with ground sea salt and black pepper. Leave for an hour. Come back with a hunk of fresh bread (bought of course, we don't want to over-extend you) and whack the tomatoes on top dribbling the olive oil which has settled onto the plate back on top. Eat. No cooking required and in my humble opinion the only way to eat tomatoes.

Bridget said...

Fab crop and outside too! My indoor Tomatoes are only ripening now. I'm envious!

Made by Mandy said...

MMMM, lovely tomatoes shame I don't live round the corner from you I could bring you some Bramley apples as I'm having the same problem. I'm using what I can and chopping some up and freezing in apple crumble sized portions.

I use lots of tomatoes in chilli and pasta and want to have a go at growing some next year. If I had all those tomatoes I'd be blitzing them in my magic bullet and freezing all ready for lots of chilli magic

Love Mandy xxx

Julie said...

Wow Jane - is there no end to your talents!! Would pop by with my punnet but don't know where you live!!! Juliexx

Erin said...

I am a new veggie gardener on the west coast of Canada. Vancouver Island. It looks to me as if you have taken the leaves off the tomatoes. Have you? I've never seen that done.

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