Tomayto, tomato!

January 6, 2015

How good is home grown produce?!!! It's so pleasing for me to go out and water my little veggie garden everyday and see one or two little strawberries and raspberries starting to grow. My husbands side of the patch on the other hand, not known for his humble ways, has a proverbial tomato mountain growing in it! His 6 tomato plants have grown to such an excess that have merged into one super plant.

Yesterday I harvested 3kg of tomberry tomatoes (slightly larger than a cherry tomato) for the visual learners that's two of these giant bowls!!



So what do you do when you have this many tomatoes and only two people? Well.....


First you make Tomato Chilli Jam



400g tomatoes, chopped

1 brown onion, finely chopped

5 small green chilies, finely chopped

Tbs macadamia/almond oil

2 Tbs rice malt syrup

1/4 cup rice wine vinegar

2 Tbs fish sauce



1. Heat oil in pan and cook onion and chili for five mins.

2. Add remaining ingredients and bring to the boil. 

3. Allow to simmer on low heat until mixture has thickened and reduced to a jammy consistency.

4. Bottle in a sterilised glass jar and store in the fridge for 1 month (if it lasts that long)





Next you make the most amazing Chickpea Soup  that you have ever tasted!!



Tbs olive oil

Small red onion, finely chopped

Tsp minced garlic


400g tomatoes, chopped

2 carrots, diced

2 celery sticks, chopped


1 red capsicum, finely chopped

1 large zucchini, diced