Saturday, 27 January 2018

Kitchen Magic!

Hello to all of you lovelies out there in blogland! I hope you're having a great weekend so far. It's a pretty warm one here again, though there have been a few clouds around & a strong breeze that has kept it to the low 30's & very liveable, especially for this summer chicken. :0)

Although ... I was forced to question my sanity (What there is left of it!) because where did I decide to spend most of today in these summery temperatures? Why, in the kitchen slaving over a hot stove, of course!! :0P You see, last weekend when GB & I went for an air conditioned drive, I called into a fruit shop that had tomatoes for $1 a kilo ... Less than a quarter of what I've been paying in supermarkets! So I stocked up & today I've performed some kitchen magic with those tomatoes.

I've skinned, I've chopped, I've roasted, I've simmered ... & so have the tomatoes! Tee! Hee! Hee! The result is ...

...some DEEEEEEEEELICIOUS tomato chutney & some sweetly tangy tomato sauce ready to be heated & poured over pasta. YUMMO! I actually had some of the chutney with crackers & cheese for my lunch & it definitely gets the two-thumbs-up taste rating. :0) Because I roasted the tomatoes & onions etc longer than usual before simmering them to make sauce, this batch is thicker than usual & only made half as many bottles, but the extra roasting sure brought out the natural sweetness of the tomatoes. I wonder if GB wants to go for another drive tomorrow to get more tomatoes! :0)

That's about it from me today ... EXCEPT ... To tell all you OPAM wannabes & repeat offenders to watch this space, cos my GORGEOUS Partner-In-Crime Sweet Peg & I will be finalising our plans in the next few days & sign up will open SOON! Remember to stay tuned to BOTH of our blogs so you don't miss any of the excitement. :0) And Sweet Peg & I do indeed have a few surprises up our sleeves!

But right now, I'm going to put my feet up with a cold drink & cruise the "Dark Side" as Chookyblue calls Facebook. :0) Does anyone else end up mesmerised for hours by videos of cake decorating, nail designs & hair styling, or is that just me?!?! :0P Til next time ...





Maria said...

Oh GB will love you for making all the delicious chutney and sauces from the tomatoes.. Fraid I'm no cook..

Sew looking forward to signing up with you lovely ladies again for OPAM.. Love it, keeps me on track..

Jeanette said...

Oh the chutney & sauce look so deliciously yummy. Can't wait to join in opam again. Hopefully i'll have more finishes this year than i did last year. Hugs,xx

sunny said...

Look at all that tomotoey goodness! I'm sure it was worth the sweat and work. I'll be looking forward to OPAM. I always worry that I'll miss it while I'm on vacation, but that hasn't happened yet. Fingers crossed.

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