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Tomatoes

So often thought of as a summer vegetable fruit, tomatoes actually improve as the summer progresses, so tomatoes bought at the beginning of autumn will have a most intense flavour. The flavour depends largely upon the variety and how the fruit has been grown and ripened: some cheap imported tomatoes are grown under plastic tunnels, picked under-ripe, then artificially ripened with ethylene gas, a plant hormone. Sun-warmed tomatoes picked straight from the vine are arguably the ideal way to enjoy tomatoes. Tomatoes are available to buy on and off the vine from supermarkets and farmers’ markets.

Barberton Hot Sauce

Barberton Hot Sauce

Barberton is known for it’s fried chicken dinner which includes this tomato-rice dish called “hot sauce”. This “hot sauce” can be eaten as a dipping…

Fried Green Tomatoes

Crumbed Green Tomatoes

These wonderful Southern-fried green tomatoes make a great side dish for summer. Flour, egg, and breadcrumbs turn into a coating that sticks steadfastly to green…

Green Tomato Chutney

Green Tomato Chutney

A good way to use up those end-of-season unripe tomatoes is making our sweet and vinegary green tomato chutney. This chutney is wonderful when used…

Israeli Salad

Israeli Salad

Israeli salad is made of chopped raw tomato, onion and cucumber, and can also include pepper, carrot, spring onion (scallion), leafy greens and parsley. The…

Italian Tomato Pie

Italian Tomato Pie

The basic recipe for tomato pie calls for a thick, porous, focaccia-like dough covered with tomato sauce, which is sprinkled with grated Romano cheese.

Marinara Sauce

Marinara (mariner’s) sauce is a southern Italian tomato sauce usually made with tomatoes, garlic, herbs, onions and sometimes seafood. However, its many variations can include…