Sometimes accidents work out for the best – in this case, the unexpected self seeding of some tomato plants in my greenhouse. Left to myself, I wouldn’t have bothered growing any tomatoes, now I’m pretty sure I’ll have some next year too. Not only do they make good gifts, but they can also be turned into fantastic pasta sauce.
The recipe, such as it is:
slice tomatoes in half, and put it roasting tin with an onion (chopped in quarters) and some garlic cloves. In the other half of the tin, put some chunks of zucchini. Add salt, pepper and olive oil, and roast for 45 minutes or so in a 170C oven.
when nicely roasted and before everything is burnt to a crisp, take out the tomatoes, onion and garlic, and puree it up with a hand held food processor, or similar. Then add the zucchini and some fresh basil.
of course, it’s all the better if the tomatoes, basil, zucchini, garlic and onion are all home grown.