Last night I posted a photo on instagram and Facebook of chocolate zucchini bread I had just made. There were so many cries for the recipe that I ended up posting my favourite chocolate zucchini bread recipe. As many of you know I have also been processing tomatoes and in this case have been sent recipes that I am looking forward to experimenting with, as well as using my own favourites which I thought I would post today. If you have favourite recipes for summer processing I hope you would consider sharing them – this I realize is another form of hospitality – not just sharing our lives but sharing the things that make life delicious.
Sun Dried Tomato Tapinade
We love dried tomatoes – they extend that wonderful summer season and flavour throughout the whole year. I dry them feverishly at this season and pack them in olive oil.
One of my favourite things to make with them is this olive tapinade. Unlike many olive tapinades it has no anchovies in it – which is a huge plus for me and for many of my friends. I adapted it from one I found in the Australian Women’s Weekly Tomato Recipe Book, increased the basil and added loads of garlic.
– 1 cup Sun Dried Tomatoes
– 1 cup Basil
– 1 cup Pecan
– 3 cloves Garlic
– 1 – 2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
– 1 cup Kalamata Olives
1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Serve with crackers or pita bread. Wonderful with cheese, great for picnics
Roasted Tomato Sauce
This marinara recipe is a standby for us for entertaining throughout the year. It is great in pasta dishes, soups and casseroles. I try to make about 20 quarts while our tomatoes are abundant. It is a wonderful way to preserve the fresh garden flavours. Cooking it in the oven is convenient and means that I can do the tomatoes in small batches. If I only have 5 lb to work with I can still make 2 quarts.
– 10 lbs. Tomatoes,Cut In Half
– 1 lg Onion,Diced
– 1/2 cup Fresh Basil,Chopped
– 6 each Garlic,Minced
– 1 cup Red Wine
– 1 cup Water
– 1 teaspoon Olive Oil
1. spread out tomatoes in large baking dish, sprinkle onion, & garlic over top. Place in 350 Farenheit oven for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Add water if liquid dries out. Add red wine and cook a further 1/2 hour. Add basil and remove from oven. Makes 4 quarts. Process in water bath.,