Taste and see...

Oct. 30, 2021

Garden fresh tomato sauce
8-10 tomatoes
4 cloves garlic
1Tbsp olive oil
Pinch sugar
Preheat oven to 400F
Core and half tomatoes
Line baking sheet with foil
Brush half the olive oil on the sheet
Place tomatoes cut side down on sheet along with unpeeled garlic cloves
Sprinkle with salt and sugar
Bake for 25mins.
Peel the garlic cloves and blend together.
Serve with cooked pasta. 

Jul. 21, 2021

Exotic gluten free cookies

2 cups chick pea flour
1/2 cup butter melted
1 cup sugar
5 cardamom pods
1 tsp saffron
12 cashews

Mix together chick pea flour and sugar and melted butter.  Powder the cardamom pods and saffron. Add to the cookie dough. Knead together and chill for 24 hours. Thaw cookie dough for an hour before baking.  Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Form dough into spheres and flatten into cookies. Press down a cashew in the center of each cookie. Bake at 350 for 17 minutes. Cool for 1/2 an hour. Makes a dozen cookies. 

Jun. 12, 2021

Strawberry ice milk

1 cup chopped strawberries
1 tbsp honey
1 cup milk
1 cup ice

Whiz strawberries and honey in the blender. Once crushed, add milk and ice. Blitz for another minute or two.

Serves 1. Pour into a chilled glass. Garnish with a sprig of mint. Substitute almond, soy, oat or other milk to make it lactose free and vegan. Leave out the honey to make it keto friendly.  Enjoy! 

May. 23, 2021

Mango mascarpone mousse

1 cup chopped mangoes
4 tbsp mascarpone
Sugar to taste
Small pinch salt

Blend together in blender and serve. Makes 3-4 servings. 

Apr. 3, 2021

Fresh Tomato sauce

2 large ripe tomatoes
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp chili flakes
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Salt to taste

Place a box grater over a shallow bowl. Grate the tomatoes one at a time.  The peel will be left which can be discarded. Using the fine side of the grater, grate the garlic cloves. Powder the Italian seasoning and chili flakes. Add to the bowl with tomatoes. Add olive oil. Serve over cooked pasta. Garnish with freshly grated cheese. Top with a sprig of basil.