Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Play Cooking and Slow Roasted Tomatoes

Cooking up a storm in a cubby we found at hard rubbish, we also have a slide from the same place. The treasures to be found on a nature strip, it brings me great sorrow that councils seem to be slowly phasing hard rubbish collections out. 
  Succulents and stones on the menu.

 Leaping into some real cooking.

 Peeling home grown garlic for mum. She just adores garlic, and downed 10 roasted cloves with tonight's dinner. Poor little bowerbird tried munching on it raw and soon discovered this is not as pleasant as the caramelised variety.

Little one also pulled off the stems as I chopped tomatoes, and more tomatoes.

 Finally getting to the bottom of the basket. our house is overflowing with tomatoes.
Cut in half, placed juicy side up, and lightly sprinkled with salt. Slowly cooked for around 2 hours on 100C. Not much to show for all the chopping but a great way of shrinking the harvest.  I have put bags of these in the freezer and have been adding them to sauces, they impart the most deliciously rich, sweet tomato flavour - a great alternative to tomato paste.
The baking paper they were cooked on, all those caramelised circles would make a delicious Willy Wonka Wall Paper. Had to hold myself back from behaving like Veruca.
veruca salt and lickable wallpaper


  1. That cubby was a great find!Your tomotoes look yummy slow roasted like that....our tomatoes seemed to succumb to fungal viruses this year...am hopeful the winter crop will do better!Can imagine poor Bowerbird when she tasted the raw garlic!!

  2. Our hard rubbish collection is next month - can't wait.


In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
Margaret Atwood

“She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbour:
"Winter is dead.”
― A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young