Tomatoes for Africa (II)



We are still very much in "tomato mode": 15 kg and counting. I love it. When we have an abundance, I love being able to do simple tomato-based salads with just one or two additions.



They all begin with roughly chopped and trimmed tomatoes. I pop them in a sieve to drain off the juice for half to a whole hour.



This time I added fabulous home cured and pickled olives from a friend, and chiffonade of basil. Dressed with a good grind of black pepper, a drizzle of apple cider vinegar and a glug of olive oil.



This is the kind of stuff that makes my heart sing and my soul happy.

Until next time, be well
Fiona
The Sandbag House
McGregor, South Africa

Photo: Selma







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    That simple tomato and olive salad sounds just divine! Really you can't beat letting produce straight from the garden shine. Now I'm pining for tomato season...😜

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    Absolutely not. I am loving this. I am not going to apologise, but prepare for a tomato bombardment....I made tonight's meatfree Monday supper - well most of it today. Also tomatoes...watch this space! 🤦‍♀

    Haha, well I'll return the favor when our seasons switch. 😜

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    You're already doing it with your sumptuous soups...😂

    All your fresh produce pictures are making me jealous! I can't wait till it's fresh produce season here. I love locally grown fruits and vegetables and that's still at least 6 months away I think

    Umm...not going to say I'm sorry about that, although I am about the long wait! We are fortunate that we can grow seasonal vegetables and fruit virtually all the year round. Now that the three year drought has broken and we have a borehole, I admit to revelling in the abundance.

    So, with no apology, there will be more of this, I'm afraid! 😀

    Be well!