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Tomato and Prosciutto Tart

 

Tomato and prosciutto tart with scattered basil and olives

Tomato and prosciutto tart with scattered basil and olives – ready for the oven.

 This is a simply beautiful tart and what’s more its extremely simple to make.  Buy the best tomatoes that you can, supermarkets and greengrocers carry a fabulous range of tomatoes in all shapes and sizes. I like to use a base layer of large vine tomatoes and then a scattering of pretty and flavoursome small yellow, orange and green vine tomatoes. The tart can be prepared to the cooking stage well in advance.
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Red Pepper and Chorizo Frittata

 

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Red pepper and chorizo frittata

This is a cross between an Italian frittata and a Spanish omelette. I was using up the remains in the vegetable draw of the fridge for this particular dish, but I always keep a chorizo sausage at the ready as we have variations on this theme on a regular basis. I regard it as an ‘I cant be bothered to cook dish’, as it doesn’t take long to throw together and always looks amazing. Continue reading

Fresh Basil Pesto

 

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Fresh Basil Pesto

I have just updated my cover photo on Facebook to be a bit more seasonal and I thought I had better share the recipe with you.  This is a delicious pesto. I use it to pep up minestrone soup, to top roasted pepper bruschetta, and our family favourite is to crush hot boiled new potatoes with 1 tablespoon of butter and 2 tablespoons of pesto.   Continue reading