Monday, January 14, 2013

Tomatoes In Abundance


In my garden at the moment we have tomatoes by the bucket load. So many shapes, sizes, colours and flavours. And while tomatoes are lush we must put them to good use. They have become an essential in all our meals throughout this summer. As they are in season these are the foods we naturally should be eating. These little red gems are loaded with vitamin C, betacarotene and lycopene (a vital anti-oxidant), what is most beautiful the lycopene is best absorbed when shared with a good fat such as olive oil or avocado. Hasn't mother nature thought of it all - love it. If we roll with the rhythmical patterns of foods in season we stock our bodies with the goodness that mother nature provides us with for that particular time, all making perfect sense.


My Spicy Bruschetta 

Fresh chopped Tomatoes - my favourite are the smaller varieties for this - (as many as your heart desires)
A generous bunch of basil
2 Green chillies
1 Teaspoon of chilli flakes
2 Garlic cloves
1 Red onion
4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Mix all ingredients and serve it on bread or as I have here.
Delicious!


4 comments:

  1. ooh, they look delicious! Ive just pinned your spelt flat bread recipe, ( http://pinterest.com/pin/72409506480812502/ )
    ive always wanted to make these and they look pretty easy, I might make some with my day care children tomorrow

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  2. Looks tasty, our tomatoes are still small, but will try this when they ripen, cheers Marie

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  3. That looks delicious, Amber.
    Great to see you blogging again :)
    x

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  4. Oh yum, that looks totally delicious! Colleen x

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