About Me

We moved out to Portugal to live a frugal but better , simpler and peaceful life, our house is a very basic, semi ruin, up in the hills outside Figueiro Dos Vinhos, where we work our land, enjoy life with each other and our dogs, and hope to make the smallest carbon footprint we can,

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Simple roasted tomato Puree.

Fill a roasting dish with cherry toms, or chop in chunks other toms, a good sprinkle of sea salt.. peel and leave whole about 10-12 cloves of garlic, peel and cut into chunks a med onion scatter on top, then add tons of shredded basil, a good drizzle of olive oil, and a nice big splurge of balsamic vinegar... mix it all in together and roast in a med hot oven till its all thick and gloopy... take your time dont burn it...
Blend with a hand blender, pour into hot jars, cover with a drop of olive oil and screw lids on tight.
Leave to cool and then label... in a cool cupboard mine keeps all winter...

Use a couple of tablespoons to toss spagetti in... just add Parmesan and fresh basil..... mmmmmmnnn
Or use whenever you would use shop bought puree... its so much more yummy..