In My Kitchen November 2020

I have missed compiling these “In My Kitchen” posts, however, I do hope this post finds you well and coping with what is happening around the world right now. Hats off to Sherry and thank you for keeping the “In My Kitchen” community of bloggers going strong. And while away from blogging on this platform, managed to take a few photos here and there in the hope I would get back to this space. 

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Homemade Dried Tomato Pesto with Black Garlic

Tomato Pesto with Balck Garlic-3461Keeping different flavors of pesto is like having savory treats in your store cupboard and with many ways of using these jars, they won’t last long. So it’s a good thing they’re really easy to make. With this recipe used my own oven-dried tomatoes and a few other ingredients from my store cupboard… which lately seems overflowing. Decided to add Urfa chili flakes known for their sweet and smoky flavor and the umami flavors of aged black garlic. Continue reading “Homemade Dried Tomato Pesto with Black Garlic”

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Oven Dried Tomatoes in Olive Oil

Oven Dried Tomatoes in Olive Oil

It’s easy to dry tomatoes at home. All you need are firm flavorsome tomatoes and an oven. I started drying tomatoes about seventeen years ago and have never looked back since. I rarely buy them and much prefer home dried tomatoes over some of the leathery, salty and acidic commercially dried ones. About two years ago I bought a dehydrator and many times I find myself using both. Please don’t be put off with the lengthily drying time, drying your own tomatoes is so worth the effort and you wont be disappointed with the delicious deep intense results. There are endless ways of using these moorish bites with recipes and worth drying at least 2 to 3 kilo- (more if you have an extra oven) at a time. Dried tomatoes are a wonderful store cupboard staple and Farmers Markets are great places to pick up some delicious fresh tomatoes. Oven dried tomatoes in olive oil makes a wonderful gift for foodies. Continue reading “Oven Dried Tomatoes in Olive Oil”