Tomato plants love heat. Come late fall when they will no longer ripen on the vine the question arises, “What do I do with the green tomatoes"? Try this recipe. It’s a great accompaniment to cheese plates and grilled meats. Adjust the sweet/sour ratio to suit your taste.
3 to 4 green tomatoes
1 apple, peeled and cored
1 yellow onion, peeled
1 tsp (5 mL) sea salt
1/4 cup (60 mL) golden raisins
1 Tbsp (15 mL) organic cane sugar
1 Tbsp (15 mL) cider vinegar
1 tsp (5 mL) yellow mustard
1 tsp (5 mL) lemon zest
2 tsp (10 mL) fresh lemon juice
Coarsely chop tomatoes, apple, and onion. Combine in medium saucepan with salt; bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes. Add raisins, sugar, vinegar, mustard, lemon zest, and lemon juice; return to boil, then simmer until thickened. Allow to cool before serving. Refrigerate or freeze in an airtight container.
Makes about 2 cups (500 mL).
source: "Glorious Tomatoes", alive #322, August 2009
Tarts are timeless, and a good tart is always a people-pleaser. And who doesn’t love something with chocolate in any form? This classic tart is so easy to make with fresh fruit and hints of orange in a delicious chocolate crust. Once firm, it cuts like a dream into 16 easy slices. Fruity faves This remarkable tart lends itself well to a bevy of flavours. We conjoined raspberries with chocolate and orange in our tart. But you can stretch the boundaries with all sorts of fruits such as mango, pineapple, and papaya. If you’re longing to go somewhere tropical but the opportunity has scooted away, make this timely tart and fill it with the flavours of the tropics.
This cozy winter drink is perfect for sipping by the fireside. Serve it up with our Maple Pecans. It’s soothingly delicious and creamy served hot or cold. Plant milks We’ve suggested oat milk for an ultimate creamy beverage in our recipe. But any plant milk will be equally delicious. Other possibilities include unsweetened soy, almond, rice, and regular dairy milk products. Iced maple milk affogato A true Italian affogato is vanilla gelato or ice cream doused in espresso. In our version we place 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream in a glass and douse it with our hot Dreamy Maple Sipper. Shave some dark chocolate on top and gratings of nutmeg. Serve with a tall spoon. Delicious!
Here’s the perfect recipe for a fireside snack attack. It’s so easy and can be made ahead and stored in a tightly covered container in the fridge or freezer without losing crispness. Delicious served with a hot toddy. Crunchy munchies Switch out pecans for Brazil nuts or walnuts, or even mixed nuts. The trick is to use raw nuts, as opposed to roasted, as these would become too toasted. Try playing with different spices such as cinnamon or curry powder. These are delicious served on crostini that’s been spread with our Creamy Feta Dip.